How Does Therapy Help?

Whether a person shows it from the outside or not, everyone becomes overwhelmed sometimes in life. The world we live in today is demanding and fast paced. There are times when people feel like they have gone off track and lost some of the meaningfulness of the life experience. At other times, difficult life experiences create a feeling of being stuck and unable to process life events such as grief, trauma and life transitions.

In therapy people learn to look at their problems and concerns in a different way. While friends and family try to provide a sympathetic ear, a trained therapist uses evidence based techniques to help people move toward solutions to the problems they are struggling with. The term “evidence based” simply means the techniques have been tested according to specific standards and have been found to be effective. In therapy you will learn specific emotional and social skills, which can help you shift the way you relate to others and experience greater satisfaction from your relationships with others. Within the confidential and safe space of the therapist’s office you can honestly speak about your private thoughts and struggles. A therapist is trained to provide you with empathic, honest and non-judgemental perspective on the problems you are experiencing.

Studies have found that the relationship between client and therapist is the key to a successful therapeutic experience. A landmark 1995 Consumer Reports study concluded that patients benefited substantially from psychotherapy but that the actual techniques used were less important that the connection between the client and therapist. The key to successful therapy is a connected, trusting relationship between client and therapist. At Healing Steps Therapy, I am dedicated to helping you. Call for a free 15 minute consultation to determine if your goals and my services are a good therapeutic fit: 778-885-1950

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