Frequently Asked Questions
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There are many reasons persons seek the support of psychotherapy, ranging from anxiety or depression, to difficulties in creating and sustaining stable and nurturing bonds with others, to fears of expressing themselves authentically or trusting others.
Some seek the assistance of psychotherapy to understand anger or conflicts with family members, spouses or other persons with who they are engaged romantically, collegially or as friends or lingering influences from their early lives that affected them adversely.
Others seek the help of psychotherapy to develop new ways of responding to circumstances that have been habitually problematic, to develop more capacity for intimacy or to experience more joy and contentment in their lives. Sometimes a particular experience, such as a separation, divorce or a turbulent disagreement, or a milestone, such as marrying or becoming a parent, may also precipitate a decision to seek counseling; at other times a long-standing and vague sense of feeling lost, confused and disengaged from others. The reasons as are vast and as varied as people themselves, but most persons share a desire for a more gratifying experience of their lives.
According to a study conducted through the auspices of Consumer Reports, psychotherapy has been proven to be as effective as medication in helping to relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
It has also been shown to be useful in assisting persons to:
(1) Develop more psychological awareness and insight
(2) Learn to communicate more effectively
(3) Learn to resolve both internal and interpersonal conflicts
(4) Manage, reduce or relieve symptoms of emotional distress
(5) Develop more social, relational or vocational functioning
(6) Pursue personal growth and development and;
(7) Reconstruct their lives in the aftermath of trauma and abuse.
Typical sessions are 60 minutes in length. However, you can opt for a shorter session of 30 minutes – it varies per individual and the level of support you need.
You can either opt for a one-time session or multiple sessions spread out according to your schedule.
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Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. To derive the most from psychotherapy, attend your sessions regularly. If you are struggling with excess alcohol or drug consumption, it is generally recommended that you abstain from substance use at least 24 hours before your sessions.