10 Oct What is Psychotherapy?
You are feeling stressed or anxious about something you can’t quite put your finger on. Maybe you find yourself in a dead-end job with no way out. Or you can’t figure out where your marriage is going. You want to talk to someone about what is going on in your life. You think psychotherapy is only for people with a mental illness. Just the word psychotherapy brings up images of people in crisis.
Here’s some good news for you. Psychotherapy, which you may also know as talk therapy, therapy or counseling, can give you new ways to deal with problems or issues in your life. It can also be a supportive process if you are facing life challenges. Like starting a new job or ending a relationship.
You may want help in areas such as setting and meeting goals, facing an uncertain future, finding a career that is right for you or coping with grief after a loss. Maybe you already know what you need to do to help yourself, but you are looking for the tools and skills to help you get there.
Psychotherapy can teach you how to take control of your life and meet life’s twists and turns with healthy coping skills.
Your therapy will be a partnership between you and your therapist. The purpose of that partnership is to empower you to be as emotionally healthy as possible. Your therapist will use a tool called active listening to help you talk through and better understand your struggles. The GoodTherapy.org website has great information about the value of active listening. Together you and your therapist will work on helping you find your way. Develop your solutions, and be confident in your choices. If at times you have trouble putting your thoughts into words, your therapist may recommend biofeedback, art therapy, or EMDR (learn more about art therapy and EMDR on the Choices Psychotherapy website) in addition to talking.
Whether it’s coping with painful emotions, managing relationships more effectively, changing unhealthy behavior, or feeling better about yourself. Psychotherapy can help you understand the emotions or feelings that are bothering you.
Choices Psychotherapy Is Ready to Help
Choices understands that your therapy is about you. Our clinicians are compassionate listeners who will work with you to find out what’s behind your problems and help you take steps to change them.
Our goal at Choices is empowerment through choice. You can rest assured that all Choices therapists and psychiatrists share that goal through their unwavering commitment to helping you become the healthiest person you can be.