The benefits of coming to therapy are countless and are individualized based on the person. Often, it is beneficial to know that someone will listen free of judgment and without having an interest in being “right or wrong”.
You can say what you want, when you want, and don’t have to worry about hurting a loved one’s feelings. Therapy can provide a fresh perspective for you and/or your family on whatever issue may have lead you to come to therapy.
This may help point you in a different direction toward a solution or a healthier way of living. Many people find that therapy leads to deep personal growth, enhanced relationships, and improved family dynamics. Truly, the benefits of therapy will depend a lot on how you view the process, what you bring to the therapy room, and how you practice what you learn through the process.
To bullet point some benefits, they may include some of the following:
- Gaining a better understand of yourself, your loved one, or your child
- Allowing your child to gain a better understanding of himself/herself
- Developing skills for improving relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues that led you to seek therapy
- Finding new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communication skills (learn how to listen to others and have others listen to you)
- Getting “unstuck” from unhealthy patterns; breaking old behaviors and developing new ones
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting confidence
- Seeing growth, healing, and wholeness in your child, family, and in your world
What can I expect in a therapy session?
At MySpectrum, we are open to using a variety of expressive modalities so that you feel the most comfortable opening up and expressing yourself. We may use play, art, or any variation of creative ways that will help you “let go”.
Sessions may last 45-60 minutes, depending on your insurance allowance and the determination made by you and your Therapist. If, at any point, you choose to make your session shorter, you may do so. Therapy, unless court ordered, is voluntary so we want to make the experience tailored to you as much as possible.