Psychotherapy can benefit anyone looking to address challenges in their daily lives. These challenges may include relationship problems, excessive fear or worry, lack of motivation, mood instability, a poor self-image, feelings of helplessness, difficulty making decisions and/or general dissatisfaction with life.
Each individual’s psychotherapy needs are different. The length of treatment can be influenced by the type and severity of challenges an individual client is facing. There is no specific formula to arrive at a specific number of sessions required but often the client and psychotherapist can work together to develop a treatment plan suited to the client’s individual needs. These needs can often change throughout the process.
Psychotherapy is not easily described. Experiences vary depending on the personalities of the therapist, the client, and the particular problems you are experiencing. Psychotherapy calls for an active effort on your part and this effort extends beyond the therapeutic hour.
Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. It involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life. You are likely to experience uncomfortable feelings such as sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, and loneliness. On the other hand, treatment has been demonstrated to have a myriad of benefits, such as improved relationships, increased energy, unlocked creative potential and a general improvement in mood and outlook on life. Because therapy involves a substantial commitment of time, money and energy, it is important that you select your therapist carefully.