Psychotherapy often helps you develop your ability to solve problems. It offers practical and supportive ways to manage stress and other difficult parts of daily life. These coping skills can be useful throughout your life, even when you're no longer attending therapy. For a free phone consultation or to schedule an appointment, call 763-544-1006 or by email.
Mental health therapy is useful for approximately 75% of people who try it. People with mental health problems who attend therapy often see improvements in their symptoms and quality of life. Therapy has many benefits and they aren't limited to people with mental health problems. Anyone who needs guidance or a listening ear during a stressful life event can benefit from therapy.
However, that doesn't mean that the benefits of therapy are limited to the people who participate. For example, a person can go to individual therapy and both members of the couple can benefit from better communication and interactions in relationships. In addition, a person who goes to therapy and experiences a decrease in days away from work may have co-workers who benefit. The benefits of therapy can be mental or emotional, physical, behavioral, or related to relationships and life.
Some common benefits of therapy include less pain, better sleep, better communication, less stress, and greater happiness. Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a wide variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control worrisome symptoms so that the person can function better and increase well-being and healing. An impressive benefit of therapy is that it not only helps you understand yourself better, but it also helps you understand other people.
When we hold back negative thoughts without processing them, they take root and we see the world through that lens, and we make a lot of assumptions that may or may not be true. Then, when they actually fact-check by asking a friend what they were thinking when they said something, they're often surprised to hear that they had a totally different opinion. Without the clutter of your own (often wrong) assumptions, it's much easier to understand the intentions and motivations of others.