If you ever had a problem, experienced intense feeling or otherwise felt the person at some point in your life, you might have wondered "Should I talk to someone?"
For many of us, the continuity of this initial thought is something like:
"But what would one really talk to? I am doing; "
"How does a healer see to help? Anything; "
"What's the point of paying someone just sit there and listen to my problems? "
If one of these last thoughts persuaded you to let it be, then the issues, feelings and human condition of your situation continued to cause you a problem, perhaps you have escalated reasons not to talk to someone with one of the following thoughts:
"I'm just lazy."
"I can handle it too."
I have to stop sorry for myself.
"All I have to do is cut it in. Take it in. Concentrate, then everything will be fine."
Here are some answers to your questions about the treatment. And hopefully some reasons to change your mind and get an appointment …
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is the provision of health care through speech – or, as Sigmund Freud called it, "the speech". Psychotherapy is often called brief treatment.
In most basic terms, it is a conversation between two people, centered on one of these people. Treatment is also called counseling and both terms are interchangeable.
How does psychotherapy help?
There is no magic engagement. Our thoughts and feelings, the meaning we attribute to our experiences and the judgments we make, all appear "up there" in our minds that are created by our minds.
These processes are internal and when we do not share them with others, we let ourselves assess the accuracy, correctness and reliability of our thoughts and feelings. This is a set for misinterpretation, overestimation and devaluation, and, worst of all, isolation.
For example, let's say you have worrying thoughts. You think you will never "reach anything", or that "people do not like you". If you keep these thoughts to yourself, they can (and will often) begin to look real.
Once accepted as true, act on these thoughts and considerations, retire from others, avoiding social situations, and then feel even more isolated and anxious. An unpleasant avalanche of anxiety, avoidance, and negativity goes, and the longer it goes, the bigger, the more irrational and the unbearable it feels.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process that allows you to name and express your thoughts and feelings openly, to identify what you want to discern and to explore how to create change.
Psychotherapy is confidential, non-critical and development-oriented. When you participate actively in psychotherapy, you work with a trained and objective health professional to examine problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and identify goals in a supportive environment.
Psychotherapy helps because we often hang when trying to make internal changes on our own.
What topics can psychotherapy help?
You name it! Psychotherapy can help with any of the following:
- Anxiety management
- Career issues
- Negative thinking
- Negative feelings
- Sports or exercise performance
- High achievement
- And countless other aspects of life
There are mental health experts for all kinds of issues. For example, there are consultants specializing in working with people who have been diagnosed with genital herpes or who work with people of a particular religious faith or who have problems with infertility. In addition to seeking financial advice or advice on nutrition, treatment can help you with any other "issue" you are experiencing.
Is it the right cure for you?
Probably. If you are verbal, smart and development-oriented, sure. If you are not one of these things (or at least you do not think you are), it may still be right for you. It's just a matter of finding the right person: the right one for your style of communication, the level of comfort with the challenge and the willingness to get out of this comfort zone.
For example, if you are an organized type of person, organized, inside your head, type A, writing, pointing out, you can attract Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). On the other hand, if you are a thoughtful, artistic, philosophical deep thinker, you can love existential psychotherapy. However, the healer is even more important than the style of healing.
How can I find the "right" healer for me?
Think of finding the right therapist the same way you might think about finding the right romantic partner or even the right tennis partner. It needs chemistry, ease, open communication and a general tendency to like this other person.
Remember that going to a date does not mean that you have met the right person for you and that calling a therapist does not mean you have to work with that person.
Make online purchases, then talk to that therapist on the phone before meeting them personally.
Remember that your first session is an opportunity for both of you to say hello and see if a productive working relationship is possible. Although you may feel uncomfortable talking to a stranger about your inner thoughts and feelings, you want to find a therapist with whom you can feel as comfortable as possible under the circumstances.
If you feel that you can talk about what you need, and feel free from the crisis, it is a struggle. But if not, keep it moving! There are many therapeutic fish at sea advice, to talk.
But, I have a very good word Not to go!
Let's unfold these reasons in two main categories: feelings, and Facts.
This is usually a sign of mental health and mental health. For example, the feeling that counseling is a weakness, or a defeat, or it will be annoying if others discover it. The stigma may also be manifested as the belief that your symptoms are "not true", or that you are just "lazy" or "feeling sorry for yourself".
These are specific obstacles such as:
- There is no health or mental health insurance
- Inability to pay for the cost of pocket care
- Lack of authorized mental health professionals in the area where you live or work
- Lack of time outside work and family responsibilities to see a therapist
- Lack of therapeutic availability on nights, weekends, or the times you could really go to treatment
If the reasons why you do not get treated fall short feelings, click here for more support and training on the reality and implications of mental health issues and information on specific mental health concerns.
If your reasons fall down Facts, there are solutions to most of these obstacles.
No Health Insurance or Mental Health Coverage
Online research to find community clinics, postgraduate psychotherapy schools and spiritual counseling clinics in your area. There may be professionals in these settings that offer a "sliding scale", meaning they will adjust their end based on what you are able to afford.
This will require some excavation on your part, but there are professionals out there who will adjust their interest rate to work with you. Also, some psychotherapy training programs offer free or extremely inexpensive sessions for working with students (under the supervision of at least one authorized mental health professional).
Inability to pay for the cost of mental health care
As mentioned above, there are professionals who will adjust their end so that you can afford their services. In addition, if your security does not cover health care but includes a flexible cost account (FSA), you may be able to draw from this account to pay for the sessions.
If you have mental health or behavioral benefits, but you can not find a therapist who accepts your security, call your insurance company to find out if you have "off-line benefits". If you do, your insurance company can get you the most of the cost to see a therapist.
Lack of available therapists
If you are struggling to find a therapist in your area or someone with availability when you can see it, look for remote services. Tele-mental health is a new and growing area within psychiatric care. If the therapist is licensed in the state where you live and provides tele-mental health services, he will be able to work with you.
Although many therapists feel that seeing each other personally is better, the treatment of tele-mental health is far more effective than no treatment. Clients of tele-mental health, such as the convenience of not having to take time to travel to an office.
Lack of time
If you are busy during the day or all week, you may have trouble finding a psychotherapist who has a weekend or evening. But there are! Continue to look for "off-hours availability". There is a demand for psychotherapeutic services outside normal business hours and if you continue to search you will find a professional who can work with you at a time when you will be available.
If necessary, talk to your loved ones to determine a good day and time to have a weekly appointment. When you have a specific day of the week and day in your mind, both you and prospective healers can help to find possible times to meet.
I'm Confident – How Do I Get Started?
Yes! This is the first step: supporting the idea of talking to someone and then taking action.
You can start by doing a little research to find a therapist in your area. If you have a reputable primary care physician, they may have a citation that they highly recommend and can contact you. Sometimes doctors working in a health care system or a hospital can make this referral for you directly.
An additional benefit of this kind of referral is that the therapist will probably accept your health insurance if you are planning to use it because your primary care is probably someone who already accepts your safety.
If you want to search for yourself and you are in Canada or the US, PsychologyToday.com has an extensive database that is free to use. You can enter your gender as well as your type of health insurance, gender preference (if you prefer to work with a male or female carer) and the issues you want to experience in treatment. Your search will provide profiles with photos and information about billing and location.
Mental health professionals come from a variety of forms of education and therapists listed on this site may include social workers, psychologists, authorized mental health therapists and married and family therapists. In the US, the American Psychological Society also offers a list of psychologists in your area. You can find it on the Psychologist Locator page at APA.org.
Good luck! Remember that changing behavior is difficult and so if your motivation goes through a day or two now, read this article again. If, once again, you start to question whether you need to go to treatment, read this article again or talk to a friend you know goes to the treatment.
If you have read this, or more than once, the answer to your question is:
Anyway. You should definitely go to treatment.