Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, which may cause uncomfortable feelings like sadness, anger, guilt, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. It is not unusual to experience a period of increased emotional distress, as you will be exploring and addressing issues that you have previously worked hard to defend against. Successful psychotherapy has been shown to lead to better interpersonal relationships, solutions to specific problems, and an increased ability to regulate and tolerate states of emotional distress.
There are many reasons people choose psychotherapy.
If you find yourself struggling to deal with one of the issues below, you don’t have to suffer in silence and you shouldn’t have to manage alone.
Below are some helpful links:
Eating Disorders/Body Dysmorphia
Addiction (substance abuse, etc.)
Sexual Identity Issues: Gender Identity Disorder
Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Autism, Asperger’s Disorder)