The Benefits of Professional Psychotherapy
The term psychotherapy is used by plenty of people trying to raise awareness for mental health and treatment for those in need. Here at DiRomaTherapy, we do our best to offer these therapeutic services for those in need. In this article, we’ll go over some important information about psychotherapy as well as how our therapy can directly impact our patients’ lives.
Therapy and counseling are just two of the many options available for those struggling with alcoholism or other addictions. A majority of individuals who have trouble quitting drugs, including alcohol, use medications as well. Therefore, a treatment program should include both types of therapy options. One can receive psychotherapy either separately or with the addition of medication in order to address the emotions that lead to drug abuse and alcoholism.
Psychotherapy can be used alone or in conjunction with medication. One of the most effective forms of psychotherapy is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This therapy focuses on changing the way a person thinks about their past and current situation. By changing the way they perceive their negative thoughts, a therapist can help their client learn to cope with negative feelings, such as shame and guilt.
CBT also helps clients discover ways to better manage their emotions so that they do not hold a binge drinking or drug use session deep within their subconscious. When properly conducted, CBT can significantly improve an addict’s chance at sobriety.
Psychotherapy involves talking. Talking to another human being allows one to express oneself in a variety of meaningful ways. Psychotherapy involves a range of communication, such as speaking with a psychiatrist, discussing one’s feelings, and sharing private thoughts and feelings with a trusted therapist or family member.
Through these communications, a psychiatrist can gain an understanding of a patient’s mental health and mental illness. Talking with a therapist can help a psychiatrist gain an understanding of the root cause of the mental health disorder and can prescribe the best possible treatment.
Motivational interviewing is another form of therapy but is more focused on boosting the confidence of an individual while offering a better understanding of their thought process. The way that questions are asked and directed is crucial to this process.
Many people who suffer from a mental illness choose to undergo psychotherapy as a way to treat their disorders. The high success rate of psychotherapy makes it a popular form of mental health care.
There are two main types of psychotherapy: group counseling and individual psychotherapy. Group counseling usually involves several members of the same mental health care unit where the therapists work with a number of patients. Sometimes therapists and patients may work in different locations, depending on the severity of the problem and the needs of each patient.
However, group counseling usually involves several sessions for every ten days, although this can vary depending on the needs of the patient. Both Individual and Group psychotherapy is done in an environment that is comfortable and safe for the patient to work in.
For more information about psychotherapy and how to help mental health problems, visit us online, or call us today at 203-667-7526. We’re happy to answer any and all questions you have regarding a therapy session.