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  • Dr. Carrie Jaffe

How Psychotherapy Can Help You

Almost everyone has times in their life when they feel anxious, stressed, or generally unhappy. It can be difficult to talk about these feelings to family or friends, however, it's important to get these feelings out. When you keep them bottled up, they continue to have power over you. Sometimes, talking about what is bothering you is the easiest way for you to come up with a solution. This is where Psychotherapy comes in. If you're wondering what this is and how it can help you, you've come to the right place.


Psychotherapy is sometimes referred to as talk therapy. During your sessions, you will speak with your therapist and discuss what is bothering you. Your sessions can be one on one, it can be a couple's session or if you prefer, group psychotherapy is another option. There are different forms of therapy and together with your therapist, you will determine the one that is best for you.

Therapy Types

Your therapy will focus on the best type for your individual needs.

Interpersonal therapy has a focus on how one's interactions with others is impacting the way they feel.

Cognitive therapy focuses on changing the way that one thinks. When one is constantly having negative thoughts, it is hard to feel good and positive. Your therapist can and will help you change the way that you think, so that you can focus on the good.

Behavioral therapy places the focus on how the client's behavior is impacting their life. By changing certain behaviors, there can be a great improvement in the way one feels.

Family therapy. During family therapy sessions, the therapist helps family members see how their interactions may be causing problems with other family members.

Group sessions involve several group members who have similar issues and problems. It can be helpful to have others around who are going through the same types of things and having the same experiences that you are having.

One of the things that make this type of therapy so popular and helpful is the fact that it gets to the root of issues, rather than relying on medication to help clients. All ages can benefit from this type of therapy. If you've been feeling sad, stressed, anxious, depressed, worthless, or like life just never works out in your favor, do a search for 'Psychotherapy near me', and find the help that you need. You don't have to feel bad; with the right therapy, you can feel great again.

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