What is Therapy?
Therapy is the practice of talking to someone (usually a trained therapist or psychiatrist) about problems and feelings. This can help people improve their mood, alter the way they think and perceive themselves, as well as cope with life’s obstacles.
Therapy allows you and your therapist to explore problems and experiences in a confidential setting, whether that be individual, family, or group therapy.
Psychotherapy’s primary objectives are to alleviate emotional suffering, reduce symptoms and strengthen relationships. To accomplish these outcomes, the therapist must listen attentively, model a healthy and satisfying relationship experience, provide appropriate feedback, and adhere to ethical regulations.
Therapy comes in many forms, each with its own theories about how to treat mental health conditions. Many therapists combine several approaches in order to best meet the needs of their clients.
When searching for a therapist, whether on your own, with family or partner, or in a group setting, experience and skill are paramount. Furthermore, make sure the therapist understands and shares your concerns while remaining committed to the therapeutic alliance.
A qualified therapist should exhibit compassion and support, have a professional demeanor, and offer feedback. They may even provide referrals.
Referrals for therapists can be obtained through your doctor, health insurance plan, friends and family members or the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at work. If you have access to health insurance, make sure that therapy is covered before selecting a provider.