- Therapy can help to improve your thoughts:
✔️ Therapy can help you to identify healthy vs unhealthy thinking patterns.
✔️ Therapists can help you ‘reframe’ negative thinking and explores a different way of looking at the world.
✔️ Therapists provides an objective unbiased viewpoint on your inner process.
✔️ Therapy identifies unconscious destructive mental processes.
✔️ Therapy determines what is emotional vs fact based thinking.
✔️ In therapy you can explore what thoughts are helpful or unhelpful.
✔️ Therapy provides practical strategies to change negative thought patterns about yourself, the future and the world.
2. Therapy can help you stabilize and cope with your feelings:
✔️ Therapists can provide education on healthy habits that support mental health.
✔️ In therapy you can explore the origin of your emotions & learn healthy ways to cope with events or circumstances that cause painful emotions.
✔️ Therapy encourages accepting and addressing emotions rather than hiding from them.
✔️ Therapy teaches techniques for nervous system regulation that lead to increased emotional stability.
✔️ Therapists can teach you practical strategies for dealing with highly distressing emotional states.
✔️ Therapy helps to stabilize emotions over time.
3. Therapy can help you make positive changes to your actions and behavior patterns:
✔️ Therapy provides insight on causes for behaviors.
✔️ Therapists discuss the impact of harmful or self destructive behavior in a non judgmental manner.
✔️ Therapy explores the impact of behavior on interpersonal relationships.
✔️ Therapy discusses what behavior was modeled in childhood and how this may have an influence on your present thought, emotion and behavior patterns.
✔️ Therapists illuminate the benefits of changing behaviors in a supportive and non judgmental manner.
✔️ Therapists can teach practical strategies to change behavior.
4. Therapy can help you to cope with and improve your environment:
✔️ Therapy illuminates the significance that your environment (work environment, relationships, community, local laws, culture, family dynamics and friendships) can have on your life.
✔️ Therapy discusses systemic factors and helps clarify what aspects of your environment you have control of vs which you do not.
✔️ Therapy can help you identify & cope with a toxic or abusive situation and transition to a safer/ healthier one.
✔️ Therapists discuss strategies to change environment if it is unhealthy or unsupportive of healing.
✔️ Therapists can connect you to additional resources that may improve your environment and life.
5. Therapy can help you heal and make peace with your history:
✔️ Therapists may discuss historical events and social structures which may impact your mental health.
✔️ Therapists can discuss and process personal history & past trauma.
✔️ Therapists can assist you in determining what events from the past may be impacting you in the present.
✔️ Therapists can illuminate the impact of intergenerational trauma on present circumstances.
✔️ Therapists can explain the impact of collective trauma- and promote healing from this trauma.
6. Therapy can help you to improve your internal brain and body chemistry:
✔️ Therapy helps individuals determine when it may be useful to take psychotropic medication.
✔️ Therapists can educate people on behaviors which promote positive neurochemistry such as; exercise, meditation, social support and positive thinking.
✔️ Therapists provide education & insight regarding what thoughts and behaviors are harmful to internal biochemistry such as drinking and drug use, lack of sleep and lack of routine.
✔️ Therapists may provide education on research regarding diets & supplements that support mental health.
If you’re interested in starting psychotherapy visit my website to schedule a phone or video session today. I believe every person deserves access to high quality psychotherapy, I offer affordable rates and your first session is free! You can also call (904) 345-0548 for more information or to schedule an appointment.