2078 Teron Trace #326, Dacula, GA 30019 | (678) 205-0838

FAQ

1. I have been told that going to therapy is selfish.

Meaningful living and relationships require attention and care. Just like your physical self requires regular medical checkups and monitoring, your emotional and mental self needs consideration. Therapy is a strategy for improving life management, taking better care of self, and removing any barriers to fulfillment and life satisfaction. Being a better you will allow you to be more productive in life, easier and more joyful to be with, and physically and emotionally healthier. Taking care of you is the first step towards taking care of those you love.

2.  Psychotherapy is really just talking to someone. How can just talking to you help me?

Some people wonder why they can’t just talk about their problems with family members or friends. Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychologist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental.

Psychotherapy helps you understand that you can do something to improve your situation. Psychotherapy can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. This can lead to changes that enhance healthy behavior, whether it’s improving relationships, understanding and expressing emotions more effectively, improving performance at work or school, and/or thinking more positively about the self and life.

Psychologists have years of training and experience that help people improve their lives. And there is significant evidence that psychotherapy is a very effective treatment.   The benefits you obtain from psychotherapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.

Some of the benefits of participating in psychotherapy include:

  • The validation of knowing someone understands you and what you are going through, your goals and your values.
  • Help with managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the hassles of daily life.
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships – learn how to listen to others, and communicate so that others listen to you.
  • Discover resolutions to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy.
  • Find new ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
  • Learn to manage anger, depression, and other emotional pressures.
  • Get “unstuck” from unhealthy patterns – break old behaviors and develop new ones.
  • Learn new ways to solve problems.
  • Improve your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.

3.  Therapy can be time consuming. How long will it take?

How long psychotherapy takes depends on several factors: the type of problem or disorder, the client’s characteristics and history, the client’s goals, what’s going on in the client’s life outside of psychotherapy, and how fast the client is able to make progress. Some clients feel relief after only a single session of psychotherapy.

Meeting with a psychologist can provide a new perspective, help view situations differently and offer relief from pain. Most clients  find some benefit after a few sessions, especially if they’re working on a single, well-defined problem and did not wait too long before seeking help.

4.  Will psychotherapy change my life and my relationships?

You and your therapist will work together to develop your goals for psychotherapy. So yes, psychotherapy will change your life and relationships in the way that you want, in a manner that will support your therapy goals, life satisfaction and well-being.

5.  If I want to start psychotherapy, what should I do?

You can schedule a therapy appointment or 15 minute consultation by either, calling 678-205-0838 or click here to email us.

2078 Teron Trace #326 | Phone: 678-205-0838
Dacula, GA 30019 | Fax: 678-318-3405
Contact us at: info@psychologygwinnett.com