Healing occurs through genuine human relationships and engagement with others which can be called therapy. Talk therapy (also known as psychotherapy) can be an important part of treatment for mental health. In therapy, individuals are helped to cope with their feelings, solve problems and change behavior patterns that may contribute to symptoms. In therapy, rather than just“talking about your problems,” we also work toward solutions. You might be encouraged to look at things in a different perspective or learn new ways to react to events or people. Focusing on your current thoughts, feelings and life issues with reference to the past can help explain things in your life, help you cope with the present, and prepare for the future.
Many people are apprehensive about seeing a therapist, but there is absolutely no need to be. Think of your relationship with your therapist as a partnership. The two of you will work together to become more adaptive in how you react to life stressors and ultimately have and feel better.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than a quarter of American adults experience depression, anxiety or another mental health issue in any given year. Others struggle to cope with relationship troubles, job loss, the death of a loved one, stress, substance abuse or other issues. Still others need help coping with a serious illness, losing weight or stopping smoking. These problems can often become debilitating.
We know healing occurs through genuine human relationships and engagement with others and are here to help you.