The goal of good psychotherapy is
change, and a qualified therapist is professionally trained to help you
identify and work towards your goals. A good therapist is someone you can
easily talk to and cares about you and your problems. Therapists are
professionally trained to work with you to identify areas in your life that you
want to change and support you through the process. The quality of your
relationship with an empathic, knowledgeable therapist is what matters most.
therapy and not medication?
The thought of being able to solve
your problems with taking a pill each day can sound appealing. If only it was
that easy! Mental and emotional problems have multiple causes, and medication
is not a one stop cure for them. It may help ease the symptoms, but may have
side effects and does not provide complete relief.
Psychotherapy can be time consuming and
challenging, as uncomfortable emotions and thoughts can arise as part of the
treatment process. However, therapy provides long lasting benefits and support.
Learning and addressing underlying causes of your mental or emotional problem
not only provides symptom relief, but gives you tools for identifying and
avoiding triggers in the future. Therapy also provides you with management and
coping skills to help you stay grounded, and helps you modify behaviors that
you would like to change.