Top 10 Benefits of Psychotherapy

Top 10 Benefits of Psychotherapy
 

  1. Psychotherapy helps you deal with painful situations and experiences.  There are proven strategies that help you gain insight, change your perceptions, and develop plans and strategies to help you become more positive and functional.
  2. An experienced psychotherapist helps you understand the broader picture.  This can be especially helpful when dealing with complicated insurance and legal situations like divorce or recovery from a motor vehicle accident.
  3. Most of us underestimate the importance of feeling supported in dealing with a problem. Psychotherapy helps you understand you probably have made the best decisions you could with the resources you had.
  4. Psychotherapy helps you see patterns and behaviours that you might not be recognizing.  We all have blind spots and biases, we all are sometimes too close to the forest to see the trees.
  5. Most of us don’t learn the keys to good communication.  Exploring the way we listen to others and express ourselves can make significant differences in our key relationships, both at home and at work.
  6. You learn to control your thoughts and emotions instead of having them control you. It helps you overcome feeling stuck or repeating actions you don’t like.
  7. People often need a specialist to help them gain access to the benefits they paid for through their insurance.  Good insurance companies and lawyers want you to access care, it helps you get better faster and helps the insurer manage your case.  You and/or your representative often can’t settle a case without the reports needed to support your claim.
  8. It’s a real boost to understand and build on the good things you have incorporated in your life.  Psychotherapy helps you use your own expertise and resources to change what is in your power to control. 
  9. You learn what emotional violence is, how it can affect you, and how to stop it. This one often sneaks up on people and they find themselves using misery stabilizers like too much work or drinking to mask emotional pain.
  10. More and more practitioners are including positive psychology research and techniques to help clients build a happier, more rewarding life. Psychotherapy facilitates you building skills that let you identify and obtain your goals.
     

Glenn Cronk M.Ed.(C) RP, is a practicing psychotherapist who is also part of a psychology group, has worked inside a plaintiff law firm, been a manager for a national rehabilitation company and auto insurance provider and now acts a consultant to a highly respected multi-disciplinary independent assessing medical clinic.