Give Yourself a Therapeutic Break
The counseling process is, in many ways, like an educational experience. The individual can learn more about him/herself, but also acquires new skills. Sometimes, counseling involves learning more about a particular condition by which the person is affected so that he/she can better understand treatment options.
Working with a psychologist, professional counseling provider, therapist, or counselor in a therapeutic relationship gives you an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior.
It can also help you learn new coping skills and techniques to better manage daily stressors and symptoms associated with your diagnosis.
Some common counseling concerns include relationship difficulties with friends, roommates, or family members; depression, stress, or anxiety; adjustment to college life; difficulty concentrating or studying; alcohol or drug use; eating concerns; sexual concerns; a variety of other issues or anything that you may want to discuss.
Talk therapy is one form of counseling that encourages open and honest dialogue about issues that cause you distress. Through your relationship with your therapist, you’ll work to identify and understand how these stressors are impacting your life, plus develop strategies to manage the symptoms.
In the case of individual therapy, the relationship between you and your therapist — which is fostered through talk therapy — is key to your success. The goal of individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self-awareness and self-exploration. Unlike couples, family, or group therapy, individual therapy focuses solely on you. This allows for a deeper understanding of the issues and more time for developing coping strategies to help you handle difficult situations. Individual therapy gives you a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
For your counseling needs, contact Dr. Mark Sehl NY Psychotherapist at (212) 228-3467 today, or visit us at our New York, NY clinic today! We are here to help and listen.