Psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between you and your therapist. It
is a highly confidential and personal way to making changes in your life. In the
broadest sense, psychotherapy is an approach to making better choices for the way
you live. It can help you make sense of things that now don’t make sense. It can
also provide you with a true and honest understanding about the way particular
thoughts, feelings, or behaviors may prevent you from reaching your goals and from
Psychotherapy is also a valued approach to treating damaging or defeating
patterns of behavior. You may experience these as depression, anxiety, being or
feeling out of control, or being unable to get on track in your life.
The time to consider psychotherapy is when you find something is bothering you
and isn’t resolving itself the way other problems do, or when you feel emotionally
and psychologically restricted. We often sort out distressing thoughts and
feelings by talking to family members and friends, by trying a different approach,
or by finding recreational outlets for the stress, figuring they will pass.
Sometimes they do. But if not, there may be reasons outside of your awareness.
Some areas may seem out of reach or hidden in a blind spot; seeing them clearly
requires a different perspective. In cases like these, psychotherapy can help
you achieve a different outcome with more choices and opportunities.