What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the psychologist and patient, and the particular problems you bring forward.

There are many different methods that may be used with the problems that you hope to address. Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part.

In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things we talk about both during ours sessions and at home. 

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Benefits of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks.

Since therapy often involves discussing  unpleasant feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness.

On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have benefits for people who go through it. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. 

Getting Started

Your first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs., By the end of the evaluation, your therapist will be able to offer you some first impressions of what the work will include and a treatment plan to follow, if you decide to continue with therapy. 

You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether you feel comfortable working with your therapist. If you have questions please discuss them with your therapist whenever they arise.

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