People come to psychotherapy for a variety of reasons. Some seek help because they are feeling anxious, depressed, have mood lability or recently suffered a loss. Some come to feel better about themselves or want to feel more fulfilled in their everyday lives. Others come for guidance/support regarding self-esteem, divorce, relationship issues, and/or job-related stress. Some seek help in an effort to support their teenager.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. When you are in physical pain, you go to the doctor to find out what is causing it. Emotional discomfort deserves equal attention. By beginning therapy, you are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation.
BENEFITS OF THERAPY:
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values, developing skills for improving your relationships with peers and loved ones, finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy, learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety, managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures, improving communication and listening skills, changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones, improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence, learning how to feel more fulfilled in everyday life.
HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT OUT OF THERAPY:
Compassion, respect and nonjudgmental understanding, perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings, real strategies for enacting positive change, effective and proven techniques along with practical guidance.