Psychotherapy is a term used for the unique relationship between the client and the therapist which applies to a variety of techniques to assist in the diagnosis and management of specific treatment goals. Central to that unique relationship is confidentiality.
Psychotherapy is not like talking to a good friend or neighbor. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition, emotions, and moods and how your thoughts and behaviors likely affect your reasons for seeking out a counseling relationship.
Types of Psychotherapy
There are many approaches to psychotherapy. The type of psychotherapy that is right for you depends on your age, your treatment goals and the various aspects of your individual situation.
Psychotherapy is proven effective for a number of problems stemming from anxiety, such as panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Psychotherapy can be helpful for mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorders as well as a number of other mental disorders, as well as living to stress associated adjustment to life’s changes in coping with various medical conditions.
Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and learned to distinguish between what you can and can’t control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness become possible.
Benefits of Psychotherapy
Engaging in the psychotherapeutic process can assist with a number of life’s challenges and conflicts that can affect anyone. I use psychotherapy to assist my clients to establish a repertoire of conflict resolution and communication skills necessary for healthy interpersonal relationships.
Psychotherapy can give an individual mastery and tools over anxiety or stress. Psychotherapy can assist with coping with major life changes, such as a divorce for dealing with the challenges of a blended family or the death of a loved one or the loss of a job.
The stronger person is not the one making the most noise but the one who can quietly direct the conversation toward defining and solving problems.
“We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.”
What is Psychotherapy?
At its most basic, psychotherapy is the treatment of mental issues with counseling rather than medication.
Psychotherapy uses personal interaction to help change behavior and overcome obstacles to happiness and success.
Talking with a friend is beneficial. Talking to a therapist can be better for there very important reasons. First, therapists have specialized education and experience that friends rarely have. Second, a therapist’s relationship with you is not limited by past interactions or emotions, it is focused entirely on the patient’s welfare. Finally, with a therapist, there is a commitment to meet regularly and focus on solving your issue(s) to completion.
Psychotherapy is proven effective. It can:
- Make you feel better
- Solve problems
- Change attitudes and behavior