Treatment Information

How Therapy Can Help

Therapy can provide a supportive, safe, and challenging environment where you can develop tools for change. By exploring feelings, thoughts, or long-standing patterns, you can gain a greater understanding of how to relieve distress or change problem behaviors. A variety of approaches can be used, ranging from here-and-now, cognitive-behavioral techniques, to more in-depth exploration of past family patterns and how they relate to current problems. An excellent overview of the benefits of psychotherapy is available from the American Psychological Association.
While not a substitute for communicating with family and friends, therapy provides a unique opportunity for exploring concerns in greater depth and for receiving useful, direct feedback. Whether you need a brief, supportive approach to address a recent life stressor, or want to resolve a long-standing conflict, therapy can help.

Why Seek Therapy?

You may want to consider therapy if you would like to:

  • Reduce or eliminate symptoms, such as anxiety, depression or feelings of hopelessness
  • Decrease unwanted, self-defeating behaviors
  • Reduce conflicts in marital, family, parent-child, or work relationships
  • Improve coping strategies and problem-solving skills
  • Increase your ability to manage stressful situations
  • Improve social and communications skills, and your comfort interacting in work and social situations
  • Enhance marital and family relationships
  • Improve parenting skills
  • Rebuild a sense of self after struggling with grief, loss, or a chronic illness
  • Increase self-esteem, self-confidence and self-understanding
  • Resolve long-standing conflicts that have created distress or harmful behavior patterns