How Psychotherapy Can Help You
Psychotherapy is sometimes called the “talking cure.” What is it about talking that helps? Psychotherapy professionals are trained to help people talk about issues that affect their state of mind and feelings. Sometimes people may feel unable to talk about these problems elsewhere.
The psychotherapy relationship with a professional is confidential and private, leading to an atmosphere of trust. The confidential nature of the relationship with the professional makes it possible to talk about difficult and sensitive issues.
When issues affecting psychological health are discussed, several things can happen:
Patients gain relief from talking about issues they thought were impossible to discuss.
Patients feel acceptance from the psychotherapy professional about the thoughts and feelings being discussed.
Since difficult issues can now be brought out into the open, new ways to think about the issues can be offered and discovered by both the patient and professional. This can bring a reduction in anxiety and depression.
A relationship is formed between the patient and professional that becomes a learning tool for the patient. This relationship reveals much about the patient’s other relationships. Since relationships affect psychological health so keenly, this aspect of psychotherapy is a critical factor in alleviating the problems that brought the patient to psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy can help relieve depression and anxiety associated with life events such as:
- Death of loved one
- Marital/family problems
- Life transitions such as:
- empty nest syndrome
- mid-life transition
- disillusionment with life outcomes
- Geographical moves
- Feelings of meaninglessness in life
- Job loss or job change
- Work stress
- Friendship problems
Psychotherapy can help relieve many symptoms that may be associated with the following types of problems:
- Adjustment Disorder associated with unexpected or upsetting life events
- Eating Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to life trauma
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Bi-Polar Disorder
Psychotherapists at Kairos Psychological, P.C. use different techniques mainly based in a relational approach to psychotherapy.
Techniques used at Kairos include:
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Marital Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Bibliotherapy (use of books)
- Behavioral Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Family Therapy
Professionals at Kairos Psychological, P.C. use psychoanalytic principles of human growth and development to give their patients the best in psychotherapeutic care available.
At Kairos Psychological, P.C., psychotherapy professionals provide consultations, and couples, family, group, and individual psychotherapy for all age groups. Professionals are available during the weekdays and evenings. Some are also available on Saturdays. Therapists at Kairos Psychological, P.C. are providers for several major insurance companies. If insurance is used, claims for the patient are processed electronically by Kairos Psychological, P.C.
For general information about Kairos Psychological, P.C., call: (402) 330-8850