Psychotherapy can pave the way to gaining new perspective on difficult problems.
Whether you are working with a psychotherapist one-on-one, working with your partner in marriage counseling, or learning about yourself in a group, psychotherapy can help you to feel more empowered in relationships and to alter self-defeating behaviors.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative journey designed to help you deal with family-of-origin issues, communications problems, life transitions, anxiety and depression. Learning how your past gets carried forward into the present (including old solutions that no longer work) can open new options for more rewarding life choices.
Engagement in psychotherapy can provide support and opportunities for reflection and problem solving when coping skills are overwhelmed by painful feelings of doubt, guilt or despair. And, at times, particularly when feeling isolated, depressed or anxious it can be helpful just to know that someone understands and can help you make sense of what you are feeling.
A therapist who has interest and experience working with the specific problem areas that are of concern to you in the most likely to be a good match. High levels of expertise may be indicated by extensive teaching and training experience as well as lectures about psychotherapy, books, and clinical and research articles.