Psychotherapy 101: Common Questions About Talk Therapy

Therapists help people develop awareness and insight into bothersome thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. They help people with stress management, relationship difficulties, the effects of mental illness, and more. They accept you for who you are, even while working with you to change those things you’ve identified as being negative or problematic. Importantly, a therapist is not just a friend who listens to your woes and tries to give you personal advice.

It’s common for people to look into therapy without having an exact reason or specific diagnosis. They reach out to a therapist because they just know that things in their life aren’t quite right. That’s normal. That’s okay. One purpose for therapy is to help you make sense of what you’re experiencing.