“ The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free”.
~ Rollo May
Psychotherapy is also called “talk therapy”. It is a process whereby psychological problems are treated through communication and relationship factors between a client and their psychologist. Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on this relationship. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental.
You and I will work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best. During psychotherapy, you learn about your difficulty, your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.
PSYCHOTHERAPY CAN BE HELPFUL IN TREATING MOST MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSES, SUCH AS:
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders
- Schizophreniaor other disorders that cause detachment from reality (psychotic disorders)
Psychotherapy is not just for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Psychotherapy can help with a number of life’s stresses and conflicts that can affect anyone.
For example, it may help you:
- Resolve conflictswith your partner or someone else in your life
- Relieve anxiety or stressdue to work or other situations
- Cope with major life changes,such as divorce, the death of a loved one or the loss of a job
- Learn to manage unhealthy reactions,such as road rage or passive-aggressive behavior
- Come to terms with an ongoing or serious physical health problem,such as diabetes, cancer or long-term (chronic) pain
- Recover from physical or sexual abuseor witnessing violence
- Cope with sexual problems,whether they’re due to a physical or psychological cause
- Sleep better,if you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep (insomnia)
- Build self-esteem
- Journey of self discovery