At Haus of Clarity, we provide talk therapy for individuals, couples and families. All of our therapists provide specialized treatment for PTSD and also have additional areas of expertise.
Psychotherapy is a form of treatment designed to help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives. A therapist applies scientific theories and research findings through communication and other specific techniques to help people accomplish several types of goals: reduce distressing symptoms, develop healthier coping skills, form effective habits, change specific behaviors, work through problems and make internal changes in their thoughts, feelings and self-image. People also seek out therapy for help in coping with a serious illness, losing weight, stopping smoking, relationship troubles, job loss, the death of a loved one, coping with stress, substance abuse and other issues.
At this time, there are over 200 unique forms of therapy being practiced worldwide. Most therapists blend elements from different approaches and customize treatment to each client’s specific goals and needs. The main thing to know is whether your therapist has expertise in the area in which you need help and whether the therapist feels he or she can help you.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. By talking and processing specific issues in a safe and supportive environment, it allows you to talk openly with a professional who is objective, nonjudgmental and wants the best outcome for you. Good treatment outcomes include solving the problem(s) that brought you into therapy and learning healthier coping skills so you can better manage the challenges of life that arise in the future. Therapy sessions are confidential, so you can talk about things openly and honestly that you would not (or could not) talk about with other people or in other places. It is essential that therapy is a safe place.
To get the most out of therapy, approach the therapy as a collaborative effort, be open and honest, and follow through on any assignments between sessions, such as writing in a journal, trying new behaviors, and practicing the ideas and skills that are discussed in your sessions.
Research shows that most people who actively engage psychotherapy experience symptom relief and show improved functioning in their lives. Psychotherapy has been shown to create positive changes in the brain and body. Benefits of therapy also include fewer sick days, less disability, improved physical health and increased work satisfaction.
Current brain scanning technology has shown positive changes in the brain after a person has undergone psychotherapy. This has been demonstrated in cases of depression, panic disorder, PTSD and other conditions. The research shows that in most cases, the brain changes from successful psychotherapy are similar to changes resulting from proper medication.
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