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4 Reasons Talk Therapy Is Good for You

Therapy is more than paying to lie on a couch for an hour every week. This misconception and others make it difficult for people to talk to mental health professionals. The reality is that people of every background can see positive side effects of talk therapy, especially in Chanhassen.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

One in every five American adults suffers from some form of mental illness, and only about 46-65 percent with moderate-to-severe impairment is in treatment. These statistics are astounding, but it can be easy to see why people are hesitant to ask for help.

We live in a society that is taught to be cautious when sharing personal information. Up until recently, problems such as depression or other forms of mental illness were kept quiet. Today, more and more people understand that suppressing feelings and emotions can be one of the worst things that you can do for yourself.

Talk therapy is a valuable tool that can help people with nearly every kind of issue. Whether you deal with anxiety or are battling to get over an abusive relationship, fighting post-traumatic stress disorder or simply need someone to help you understand yourself, therapy can be a life changer. Therapy in Chanhassen is now available in our new office.

If you still need to be convinced, here are a few of our top reasons why you should give talk therapy a try:

  • One of the top reasons that you should give talk therapy a try is because it is a time and space that is all about you. When you work one on one with a therapist, you will be given a moment to feel selfish, and to talk about what is going on within you. Most people do not get opportunities like this, so making time for it once a week can make a drastic difference in your mood and mental wellbeing.
  • Therapy will help you deal with any negative thoughts or vibes that you deal with on a daily basis. Your therapist’s job is to help you get rid of negative feelings and put a positive spin on them, helping you see things in a new light. A new perspective can always help!
  • Talk Therapy is an amazing tool that stays with you for the long haul. The feelings and emotions that you deal with, as well as the tactics that you use to overcome those, will stick with you forever. This will help you from feeling the same way again.
  • An excellent side effect of therapy is that it not only helps you understand why you do things, but it also puts other people’s actions and views into perspective. This can help you better deal with other’s actions or opinions.


Even though society is making great strides at being more open to therapy, we still have a long way to go! If you or someone that you love would benefit from talk therapy, we say now is always the best time to start!

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About Choices Psychotherapy

Choice is the foundation for a change. Choice speaks to the reality that there is not one right answer for all.  At Choices Psychotherapy, we are committed to empowering clients and their families to identify options while assisting in creating a personal roadmap toward health and recovery.

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