Successful therapy begins with finding the right match between client and therapist. A good therapist will begin your treatment by establishing trust and investing in you.
Psychotherapy is based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change their behaviors and overcome problems in a desired way. It is a form of intervention between a psychotherapist and client that hopefully resolves in the client gaining new insight about their problems.
Psychotherapy is about opening up to a therapist about your struggles, in a way that allows your therapist to hear and empathize with what you are going through. Therapists often practice active listening, taking an objective stance and giving their clients useful tools and information to try to make real and meaningful changes in their lives.
A therapist can help you resolve a variety of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, relationship problems and anything else you may be struggling with. Psychotherapists are trained in a variety of techniques called treatment modalities in order to help their clients to get through whatever they are faced with. These changes can be made through open communication, behavioral changes, understanding patterns, changing perspectives, finding solutions and other methods a therapist may use to help improve a client’s quality of life and mental state.
Many different types of professionals practice psychotherapy – Licensed Clinical Social Workers are one type of professional.
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