What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy addresses different needs for different people, including…-
* Finding relief from intolerable symptoms: depression, fears and worries, grief, anger, attention problems, and so on.
* Managing work pressures and job choices.
* Resolving misunderstandings and changing communication patterns with your family or partner
* Dealing with insomnia
* Managing children more effectively.
* Coping with an addiction problem in yourself or someone you care about.
* Gaining an understanding of yourself and your reactions to the people around you.
Psychotherapy is immediate and personal. You may get suggestions from books, magazines and television programs, but your problem is unique to you, and media generalizations can only take you part of the way to your own answer. A trained and experienced therapist who knows you well has a far better chance of helping you change the things you need to change.
Psychotherapy takes time – time for the therapist to get to know you, time for you to articulate and explore your problems, and time to experiment with ways of changing them.
Look for a therapist who can understand what you are dealing with, explain it to the therapist, and together you may be able to come up with a new and more effective approach that will help you move in a more positive direction. You may also come to appreciate your successes in getting to where you are now.
In my career as a clinical psychologist, I may not have known someone with your story, but it’s very likely that I have worked with people whose issues were similar to yours. I am prepared to explore your symptoms, issues and circumstances with you, and to help you deal with them.