Wondering if therapy is right for you? You’re not alone.
Seeking help from a mental health expert is something many people consider, especially when:
- facing a significant crisis
- dealing with an extended period of anxiety or depression
- coping with a major life transition
- dealing with complicated family dynamics
- grappling with problems in a relationship
- wanting to make changes for better mental and emotional health
Regardless of your reason, therapy offers a broad array of benefits for all of us.
Here is what I believe are the benefits to therapy;
No matter what you think, it is undeniable that therapy encourages open and honest dialogue about issues that cause you distress.
We know this, this is why when you work with Benjamin or a member of his trusted team; you’ll work to identify and understand how these stressors are impacting your life, plus develop strategies to manage the symptoms.
If you’re still on the fence about the benefits of talk therapy, consider this:
About 75 percent of people who participate in therapy experience some benefit.
What can therapy help with?
Focused on communication, therapy allows you discuss concerns that range from stress management and relationship problems to depression and anxiety disorders. Psychotherapy is a tool that we also use to facilitate counselling sessions. They can use this technique for individual, group, couples, or family therapy.
Benefits of individual therapy
In the case of individual therapy, the relationship between you and your therapist is key to your success. Individual therapy gives you a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
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.
The goal of individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self-awareness and self-exploration.
Being in therapy can also:
help you feel empowered
empower you to develop fresh insights about your life
learn how to make healthier choices
develop coping strategies to manage distress
Benefits of family therapy
When families face hurdles that seem a bit too high to conquer on their own, they may seek help from a family therapist.
Marriage and Family Therapy can help:
Unlike individual therapy, treatment isn’t just for one person — even if that’s the only member of the family working with the therapist. Instead, the focus is on the set of relationships that make up the family unit.
Some of the most notable benefits of family therapy include:
Benefits of couples therapy
Think couples therapy is only for people having problems? Think again!
Marriage and family therapists are the first to say that couples therapy is an effective way to keep a relationship on track before it goes off the rails. I know… I have been there. But if the strains are real and communicating is almost impossible, going to therapy allows couples to meet with a neutral party either in person or online.
Couples seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Some of the more common benefits cited by couples include:
Benefits of cognitive-behavioural therapy
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a blend of two other therapies: behavioural and cognitive.
We use this technique to treat many conditions, including:
In CBT, we will guide the sessions with an emphasis on the important role of thinking in how you feel, what you do and what actions you take following those feelings or thoughts.
In terms of effectiveness, CBT has proven successful as a treatment option on its own or as a supplemental therapy to medication for several mental health conditions, including:
Benefits of online therapy
The way we seek help is changing as more providers move to online platforms. Just the idea of having options is one of the benefits of online therapy, or teletherapy especially within the international restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Not only does this allow you to meet with us from wherever you might be, it also gives you the freedom to choose the delivery method. In other words, you can reach us from your phone or online anytime, anywhere.
The benefit to taking action and starting therapy
Working with a psychologist, therapist, or counsellor in a therapeutic relationship gives you the (judgement free) opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour.
It can also help you learn new coping skills and techniques to better manage daily stressors and symptoms associated with your diagnosis.
If you need some direction, need to learn new coping skills and techniques then why not book a one to one therapy session with me Benjamin Bonetti. More details can be found on the booking page.