Helping You Make Healthy Choices
The term “psychotherapy” refers to talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health professional about mental health concerns.
During therapy, you learn about yourself and your emotions, sentiments, thoughts, and behaviors. Psychotherapy aids in the development of healthy coping methods in response to difficult circumstances.
There are numerous types of psychotherapy, each with its own set of criteria. The particular circumstances in your life determine the sort of psychotherapy that’s suitable for you. Therapy is another name for psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy can be helpful in treating most mental health problems, including:
- Anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, panic disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder
- Addictions, such as alcoholism, drug dependence or compulsive gambling
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia
- Personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder or dependent personality disorder
- Schizophrenia or other disorders that cause detachment from reality (psychotic disorders)
At ASFY we understand how difficult it can be to deal with these conditions. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Not everyone who benefits from psychotherapy is diagnosed with a mental illness. Psychotherapy can help with a number of life's stresses and conflicts that can affect anyone. For example, it may help you:
- Resolve conflicts with your partner or someone else in your life
- Relieve anxiety or stress due to work or other situations
- Cope with major life changes, such as divorce, the death of a loved one or the loss of a job
- Learn to manage unhealthy reactions, such as road rage or passive-aggressive behavior
- Come to terms with an ongoing or serious physical health problem, such as diabetes, cancer or long-term (chronic) pain
- Recover from physical or sexual abuse or witnessing violence
- Cope with sexual problems, whether they’re due to a physical or psychological cause
- Sleep better, if you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep (insomnia)