A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Often it is helpful just to know that someone understands. Therapy can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution.
The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. The benefits available thorough therapy include:
However, there are no guarantees about what therapy will do for you. Some people find that participating in psychotherapy results in changes that were not expected.
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself and your personal goals and values, developing skills for improving your relationships
- Overcoming specific problems such as depression or binge eating
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
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