Getting help is a sign of strength.
Asking for help isn’t easy, yet many people need assistance dealing with issues that negatively affect their lives. Just as a person with diabetes or asthma requires medical care; dealing with depression, grief, anxiety, sexual dysfunction or marital problems also requires care.
By learning to recognize and manage the factors that trigger your problems, you can overcome these difficulties and make positive changes in your life.
The goal of psychotherapy, or “talk” therapy, is to develop coping techniques and problem-solving skills. A licensed, trained mental health professional will help clients focus on emotions and ideas that lead to dysfunctional behavior. By understanding and identifying the factors that contribute to problems, clients can regain a sense of balance. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that approximately 90 percent of all people respond positively to psychotherapy treatment.