What is Psychotherapy

According to the American Psychological Association

What is Psychotherapy?

“According to the American Psychological Association, Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental health issues and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. ”
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According to the American Psychological Association

What is Psychotherapy?

“According to the American Psychological Association, Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental health issues and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.”
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How the sessions work

Therapy Sessions

Therapy may be conducted in an individual, family, couple, or group setting, and can help both children and adults. Sessions are typically held once a week for about 30 to 50 min. Both patient and therapist need to be actively involved in psychotherapy. The trust and relationship between a person and his/her therapist is essential to working together effectively and benefiting from psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the patient and therapist.

Confidentiality is a basic requirement of psychotherapy.

To help get the most out of psychotherapy, approach the therapy as a collaborative effort, be open and honest, and follow you’re agreed upon plan for treatment. Follow through with any assignments between sessions, such as writing in a journal or practicing what you’ve talked about.

To know more about the types of psychotherapies and efficacy, please click here.

Strategies for emotional problems

These are the techniques we are trained to use

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Suicide and Crisis Intervention
  • Lifestyle Management
  • Applied Relaxation
  • Supportive Psychotherapy
  • Psycho-education
  • Art Based Therapy
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Getting the most out of psychotherapy

Take steps to get the most out of your therapy and help make it a success.

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Make sure you feel comfortable with your therapist. If you don't, look for another therapist with whom you feel more at ease.

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Approach therapy as a partnership. Therapy is most effective when you're an active participant and share in decision-making. Make sure you and your therapist agree about the major issues and how to tackle them. Together, you can set goals and measure progress over time.

03.

Be open and honest. Success depends on willingness to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences, and to consider new insights, ideas and ways of doing things. If you're reluctant to talk about certain issues because of painful emotions, embarrassment or fears about your therapist's reaction, let your therapist know.

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Stick to your treatment plan. If you feel down or lack motivation, it may be tempting to skip psychotherapy sessions. Doing so can disrupt your progress. Try to attend all sessions and to give some thought to what you want to discuss.

05.

Don't expect instant results. Working on emotional issues can be painful and may require hard work. You may need several sessions before you begin to see improvement.

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Do your homework between sessions. If your therapist asks you to document your thoughts in a journal or do other activities outside of your therapy sessions, follow through. These homework assignments can help you apply what you've learned in the therapy sessions to your life.

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If psychotherapy isn't helping, talk to your therapist. If you don't feel that you're benefiting from therapy after several sessions, talk to your therapist about it. You and your therapist may decide to make some changes or try a different approach that may be more effective.

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