What Exactly Does Therapy Accomplish?
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People may start therapy for various reasons, including coping with mental health issues and empowering themselves. Here are some common goals for both causes:
Everyone thinks that psychotherapy achieves these goals:
- Reduce symptoms of depression or anxiety
- Learn coping strategies for stress or trauma
- Identify and change negative self-talk and thought patterns
- Improve sleep and overall physical health
- Manage symptoms of chronic pain or illness
- Address substance abuse or addiction issues
- Increase emotional regulation and stability
This is true, but many people forget that...
Therapy can empower people:
- Develop a sense of purpose and direction in life
- Increase self-awareness and self-understanding
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem
- Learn effective communication skills and improve relationships
- Enhance personal growth and development
- Develop a strong sense of personal identity
- Improve decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Achieve personal goals and aspirations
- Improve overall quality of life
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