Mental health therapy is a powerful tool that can help people with mental health problems, as well as those who are going through a difficult life event. Approximately 75% of people who try it experience improvements in their symptoms and quality of life. The benefits of therapy are not limited to those who participate, as it can also have a positive impact on relationships and the lives of those around them. Some common benefits of therapy include less pain, better sleep, better communication, less stress, and greater happiness.
It can also help people understand themselves and others better by eliminating the clutter of wrong assumptions. Psychotherapy offers practical and supportive ways to manage stress and other difficult parts of daily life, which can be useful throughout your life. 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.
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. Therapy helps us process these thoughts so that we can understand the intentions and motivations of others more clearly. If you're looking for guidance or a listening ear during a stressful life event, consider seeking out mental health therapy. For a free phone consultation or to schedule an appointment, call 763-544-1006 or by email.