Individual psychotherapy treatment is different than talking with friends or family. Therapists undergo extensive training and are equipped to diagnose and treat a number of issues or disorders. In addition, they are objective and do not possess the same biases as those of friends or family members. As a result, psychotherapy provides clients with a safe, supportive environment where they can freely explore their problems and express themselves without fear of judgment or interpersonal repercussions. Through psychotherapy, clients can learn strategies or techniques to help them address their symptoms or concerns. Clients may also discover how past experiences have impacted the development of certain patterns in their lives.
There are different types of therapies that psychologists use when working with clients. For example, some therapists utilize cognitive behavior therapy which tends to focus on specific problems or symptoms. A cognitive behavioral therapist may help clients understand how their thoughts affect their feelings and behavior. Other psychologists may draw from psychodynamic theories which help individuals understand how their past experiences affect their present day lives. Psychodynamic therapists also analyze how unconscious issues contribute to symptoms or maladaptive functioning. Some psychologists combine different kinds of therapies to help their clients achieve their goals. There are many other types of therapies commonly used by psychotherapists.
At Associates In Psychotherapy, we provide evidence based treatments and tailor our interventions based on the needs of our clients. We understand that everyone’s circumstances and story are unique and that one size fits all will not work.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our services or to find out how we can help you.