Psychotherapy Specialist Q&A
Our kind and compassionate professionals at MedSave Clinic are experienced providers of psychotherapy and can help you learn how to properly manage your problems. Call us for more information or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 246 E Campus View Blvd. Columbus, OH 43235.
Table of Contents:
What does a psychotherapist do?
What is the difference between counseling and psychotherapy?
What are the benefits of psychotherapy?
What happens in a psychotherapy session?
Mental health is an incredibly important aspect of one’s overall health. It encompasses one’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being, which have an effect on their thoughts, feelings, emotions and actions. Mental health influences how one handles stress, how a person relates to others and also their decision-making process. Psychotherapy takes an intimate look at the workings of a person’s mind and helps them treat their problems. This field treats mental disorders psychologically, rather than medically. Psychotherapists have helped countless patients overcome mental disorders, allowing them to live a more fulfilling life.
A psychotherapist treats people for emotional problems and mental illnesses with the use of talk therapy. Psychotherapists can be psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, or social workers, depending on what degree and specialty they get. They can work with individuals, couples, small groups, or even entire families. Using talk therapy, a psychotherapist’s role is to:
• Offer a solution for the patient’s problem
• Engage in discussion about it
• Help the patient understand what they are going through and how they can positively reframe their situation
• Analyze the conversation
• Help the patient change their actions
Although there is a slight and distinctive difference, the terms counseling and psychotherapy are often used interchangeably. Psychotherapy is often treatment-based in response to a diagnosable mental health issue such as bi-polar disorder, depression, adjustment disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is often in-depth and may be used in conjunction with medication. Counseling tends to be wellness-oriented and provides invaluable insight and learning about how to effectively overcome problems and challenges. Despite the difference, the medical professional that engages in counseling or psychotherapy may in fact be the same person. As a result of the presenting problem of the client, the approach usually changes.
There are many benefits of psychotherapy, the main of which include:
• Improves overall health — Stress and frustration can be a detriment to mental health, and the physical toll that it causes to the body may be significant. Psychotherapy helps patients learn how to better manage their stress, minimizing the negative effects it has on their body.
• Helps relationship building — When a person experiences depression or high levels of anxiety, their relationships with others can often suffer. By effectively managing depression and anxiety, patients have the ability to improve their interpersonal relationships.
• Navigates trauma — People experience trauma in many different ways, whether it be from loss, change, pain or an experience. Psychotherapy helps patients understand what they are going through so they can live their life more fully.
• Confronts anxiety — Everyone experiences anxiety at some point throughout their life, but for some, it can be more difficult to confront these feelings and face them head on. Psychotherapy helps patients improve their understanding of why they are feeling the way they are feeling.
• Support for any situation — The universal truth of psychotherapy is that everyone can benefit from having regular conversations with a psychotherapist. Regardless of what a person is going through, it helps to speak their frustrations and emotions out loud, rather than keeping them inside and continuing to dwell on them.
Each session of psychotherapy helps patients problem-solve different issues in their life, regardless of its subject matter. In a session, a patient will describe their current situation and their feelings about it, and then the therapist uses their expertise to assist them in trying to resolve that problem so they can move forward and live a more fulfilling life. The entire session is based on open and honest communication; sequestering true feelings and avoiding the truth does nothing but cause more problems for the patient.
At MedSave Clinic, we offer psychotherapy to enable patients to effectively deal with their problems and live a better quality of life. Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced providers of psychotherapy and can help you learn how to properly manage your problems. Call us today to book an appointment, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 246 E Campus View Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235. Our office is open five days a week: Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; we are closed on weekends. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Columbus OH, Clintonville OH, Northwest Columbus OH, Worthington OH, Orange OH, and Harlem OH.
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