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Invest in Yourself Psychotherapy for Every Day Living

Have you ever thought of going to see a counselor or psychologist to help manage stress or resolve a life issue, only to dismiss the idea because you believed the issue was not serious enough?

Have you ever felt the need for an objective opinion or just some understanding about what you are going through, but had no idea where to get it?

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the stress of managing your daily life hassles, and had no idea what to do about it?

Well, psychotherapy can help with all of the above, as well as the following:

  • manage personal growth
  • improve relationships
  • manage the hassles of daily life
  • alleviate the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and schizophrenia
  • help family members cope with major mental illnesses in spouses, children, and parents
  • provide parenting support
  • improve a low self-esteem
  • resolve emotional crises
  • decrease marital problems or family disputes
  • decrease addictive behavior (e.g., alcohol abuse, drug abuse, overeating, gambling)
  • resolve problems stemming from child abuse or trauma
  • resolve or decrease behavioral problems

Psychotherapy is the treatment of emotional, behavioral, personality, and psychiatric disorders through the use of primarily verbal or nonverbal communication and interventions, in contrast to treatments using chemical and physical measures.

Psychotherapy aims to alleviate psychological distress through talking, rather than drugs, and is frequently referred to as “talk therapy” or “talk treatment”.  Psychotherapists also use writing, artwork, drama, narrative story, hypnotherapy or music to accomplish goals.

Psychotherapy is more common than most people think. A Consumer Report Survey revealed that of the 7,000 individuals who responded to the survey, 4100 reported seeing a mental health professional.

The Benefits of Psychotherapy include:

  • Uncovering new ways to cope with stress and anxiety – manage anger, depression and/or emotional pressures.
  • Improved communication skills – learn how to listen to others, and have others listen to you.
  • Getting “unstuck” from past relationship/family issues – break old patterns and develop new ways of dealing with old issues.
  • Developing creative ways to problem solve.
  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Improved understanding of self, personal goals and values.
  • Improved relationships and relations skills.
  • Increased ability to love self and others – enrich your relationships through a greater capacity for respect, compassion, and joy.

Types of Mental Health Professionals

Psychiatrists – are physicians with a doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree or osteopathic (D.O.) degree, with at least four more years of specialized study and training in psychiatry. Psychiatrists are licensed as physicians to practice medicine by individual states. “Board certified” psychiatrists have passed the national examination administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Psychiatrists provide medical and psychiatric evaluations, treat psychiatric disorders, and prescribe and monitor medications.

Psychologists – have doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling  psychology. Clinical and counseling psychologists take an examination in their state to become licensed to practice psychology. They can provide psychological testing and evaluations, diagnose and treat emotional and behavioral problems, and provide psychotherapy.

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) – have a master’s degree (M.A.) in psychology, counseling or a similar discipline. They take an examination in their state to become licensed to practice psychotherapy, and may be certified by the National Academy of Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselors. They may provide individual, family, marriage/relationship, and group therapy.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFT) – have degrees and licenses similar to LPCs and specialize in relationships and family therapy.

Social Workers – have a master’s degree (M.A., M.S., M.S.W., or M.S.S.W), or doctoral degree (D.S.W. or Ph.D.) in social work. Social workers take an examination in their state to become licensed to practice social work (L.C.S.W. or L.I.C.S.W.). The type of license depends on their level of education and practice experience. Social workers provide various services including case management, hospital discharge planning, and psychotherapy.

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