Psychotherapy can help you take charge of your life and deal with daily problems in a more effective way. With your therapist you will be working towards feeling stronger, happier, and having greater control in the choices you make. Psychotherapy is a healing as well as a learning process.
Psychotherapy provides a place to safely explore whatever is troubling you. It offers a place to express your fears and anxieties and to strengthen your emotional responses to them. It can help you deal with daily problems so you can take charge of your life.
As a result of therapy, you may feel less alone, less victimized, and more able to cope with life. You may even be encouraged to express yourself more creatively and confidently.
Psychotherapy encourages you to deal with daily problems in new and more functional ways. Sessions involve you and your therapist usually meeting once a week in a private office for about an hour. Typically, you sit opposite each other and begin a conversation about your life and the challenges you are experiencing.
Some people come with very specific problems or with the larger purpose of, perhaps, understanding themselves better, of finding their true selves, or of freeing up energy for living more fully. (This work takes time, sometimes months, often longer.) Others may not articulate a specific situation, but express a feeling – or lack of feeling – that is impacting their well being negatively.