How can a therapist help me?
There are a number of benefits of therapy. If you’re looking for support, help with solving a tricky problem, or coping strategies to deal with anxiety, trauma, grief, stress, family and relationship issues, a therapist can help you.
A therapist’s job is to listen attentively to you, help you get to the root of your problems, and offer feedback. When you work with a psychotherapist, the focus is on empowering you with the tools you need to resolve your problems and make positive changes in your life.
Therapy often works most effectively when used in conjunction with other healing methods, both traditional and alternative.
What if my culture or upbringing has a different view of counseling or therapy?
Looking for and asking for guidance is a sign of strength. Your culture and your upbringing plays an important role in your life and it will also play a role in your healing. It is important to find a therapist who is sensitive to and has experience in multi-cultural counseling.
How do I choose a therapist?
Therapy is a very personal thing. And if you don’t feel you can trust or feel comfortable or even get along well, with your therapist, it will make the process much more difficult than it needs to be!
Take your time when choosing a therapist. Interview a few over the phone, and choose carefully.
It’s natural to feel apprehensive or nervous if you’re new to the therapy process. But if you don’t feel comfortable immediately after the first session, try someone else. If you don’t feel comfortable and connected with your therapist, studies have repeatedly shown that you just won’t get as much out of it.
Why do I need therapy?
Everyone goes through some tough times in their life. You may have been able to handle other difficulties in your life, but it is okay to seek help during more challenging times or unfamiliar emotional territory.
My strong belief is “Life is a journey and sometimes we may need guidance”
People decide to begin therapy for many different reasons, and the decision is a personal one. Therapy is for people who have enough awareness to realize they’re dealing with a particularly challenging time, and the courage to admit they need help.