It’s natural to have questions about how therapy can help. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers…
What is therapy?
Psychotherapy or “talk therapy” is an intentional interpersonal relationship used by licensed professionals to aid clients in the problems of daily living and increase a sense of well-being. Psychotherapists use a variety of techniques: relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change to improve mental health.
I feel “stuck and unhappy, can therapy help?
You do not have to struggle with quality of life issues and experience uncomfortable symptoms that keep you feeling stuck and unhappy. By focusing on healing, personal growth and development, therapy can help you make the changes you have been hoping to make in yourself and your relationships.
Do I have to take medication to feel better?
Medication is not always a necessary part of therapy. While some clinical conditions require medication management, talk therapy has also been shown to be an effective treatment for many symptoms and disorders.
At Therapy for Living, Lori Beard, LMHC is trained and experienced in utilizing a variety of treatments that do not involve medication such as CBT and EMDR therapies.
What is CBT?
CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on exploring how negative thought patterns may be affecting your life. Using an Interpersonal Approach we will focus on how you relate to others, identifying negative thoughts and self defeating behavior patterns to help you make positive changes in your thoughts and behaviors resulting in improved personal and work relationships. CBT work provides awareness, tools and coping skills.