What is Psychotherapy?

What is psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is the process of working with a trained, licensed mental health professional to help you assess, enrich, and improve your life. The therapist and client explore life’s stressors, problems, and challenges. There are many styles of therapy (or counseling), but all of them work to create an open, trusting relationship to help the patient meet his/her personal goals.  In addition to simply talking about feelings and what is happening in a patient’s life, psychotherapy can also be task-centered and involve doing “exercises” outside of the session that enable the client to practice introducing new, healthier behaviors into established patterns and existing relationships. Designed to build on one’s strengths and enhance self-esteem, therapy provides proven benefits, including:

  • Overcoming depression and anxiety;
  • Working through loss and mourning, including breakups and job loss;
  • Building solid, healthy, and meaningful relationships;
  • Gaining confidence; and
  • Getting out of a life “rut.”

The best way to find out about therapy, of course, is to simply make an appointment. If you’re interested in learning more, you are welcome to contact us at Psychotherapy Associates of Chicago. We’re happy to help arrange your first session.

When you are ready, call 773-414-4577 or click here to book an appointment online.

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