What Is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, is a mental health service that helps people identify, address and cope with a variety of issues. The goals of psychotherapy strive to help others reduce unpleasant symptoms, explore safer, healthier ways to deal with stress, replace negative cognitions and unwanted behaviors with positive thoughts and productive behaviors, and to enhance your overall quality of life and well-being.
Who should consider psychotherapy?
The short answer is anyone who wants to improve their quality of life and overall well-being. Some of the reasons people seek professional mental health services include: Mental Health Disorders, emotional or relational problems, drug/ alcohol abuse, eating disorders, addictions of any kind, parenting problems, domestic violence, trauma, grief and suffering, gender and sexuality issues, and general self-care.
There are many other reasons people seek counseling, and many other reasons counseling can help you. If you are stuck in a rut and that rut is getting bigger and deeper, you may want to consider mental health therapy. It may be just what you need to help you climb up and out of that sinking hole you are in.
Many people have a difficult time reaching out to others and asking for help. I think it is more difficult to stay where you are at, not knowing when the floor will fall out from under you.
“Any problem well-defined is half solved. Sometimes we just need help from someone else to solve the other half”.
“Change can be scary. Resistance to change is detrimental”.