What is Talk Therapy?
When you’re considering counseling, one of the first questions you may have is, “What kind of therapy do I need?” Talk therapy is the broad term for counseling services, and it encompasses the relationship and communication between you and your therapist.
Also known as psychotherapy, talk therapy is the method of communication licensed counselors and psychologists use to communicate and serve their clients. Talk therapy is a little different with every therapist, but its core purpose is always to deliver support, help and guidance during the therapeutic process.
Talk therapy is evidence-based and can be used to address a wide range of problems, including mental illnesses and other issues such as low self-esteem and burn out.
What Is Individual Counseling?
When you meet with a licensed therapist for one-on-one sessions, this is known as individual counseling. This is therapy in its most natural form; you are able to work with your therapist to process difficult emotions, process your feelings and learn how to both identify and interpret your thoughts in a healthier way. Many times, we find ourselves struggling to move past a situation because we are either unable to come to terms with it or aren’t sure what step to take next.
In talk therapy, your counselor lets you take the lead, believing that you are the expert in your own life. Their job is not to tell you what to think, what to feel or even what to do. Instead, they listen with compassion, ask helpful questions and offer feedback that can help you meet the right conclusions for yourself.
The ultimate goal of therapy is not to “cure” anyone or fix their problems for them. It is to help people identify their strengths, develop new skills and apply them to overcome challenges and lead more positive, fulfilling lives.
Should I Go to Therapy?
Whether you have had bad experiences with counselors in the past or just considering therapy for the firs time, we are here for you at Foundations Family Counseling. All of our therapists are committed to helping everyone who reaches out to is. If we find that we are not the right match for your needs, we will do our best to direct you to someone who is.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, going through a divorce or breakup or wrestling with insecurity or loneliness, therapy can help. Conntact us today to book an initial appointment or send us any questions you have about how therapy can help you.