It is possible to make positive changes in your life. The decision to seek help to initiate those changes is important, and in some cases, difficult.
Therapy involves an assessment of the needs of individuals, couples, families and groups, and the identification of and work towards specific goals. The professionalism of a trained New York therapist, the promise of confidentiality, and a safe, comfortable space, all contribute to creating a sense of trust that allows thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams to surface. The work in treatment is focused on providing both emotional and concrete support, and on guidance to enhance self-awareness.
It could be argued that anyone could benefit from psychotherapy New York counseling, but the real key is always on motivation and readiness to work towards change. Ultimately, the therapeutic process is one that has great benefits, as it helps you gain insight into yourself, deal more effectively with others, and handle challenging life situations with greater clarity and strength.
Using a cognitive therapy approach, work focuses on identifying negative behaviors that are commonly developed over time to cope with stress. The aim of individual therapy is to encourage the expression of feelings and to work on positive strategies of dealing with stress.
Couples are often strained by an inability to communicate thoughts and feelings effectively. In the case of parents, the relationship can further be strained by the overwhelming responsibility of caring for children. In therapy, partners learn to listen, ‘digest’ and respond appropriately to one another, to negotiate compromises, and to work together on managing responsibilities.
Problems can arise in a family for many different reasons. Children are typically the first to exhibit signs of stress. Through family therapy, children are provided opportunities for play therapy to express feelings, while parents learn to work together and with their children to cope. The aim of treatment is to open the lines of communication between family members so that they can effectively share thoughts and feelings.
Groups are formed to bring people together with similar situations, experiences and/or conflicts. In therapy, members gain support and guidance from one another. One-session workshops and lectures are also available on request to address specific topics.