How You Can Benefit from Therapy
Children, adolescents, and adults come to therapy for a variety of reasons, such as anxiety, depression, stress, difficulty getting along with peers, or trying to overcome a trauma of some kind. Whatever the reason, people seek help because the difficulties they are experiencing prevent them from living a happy and fulfilling life. Therapy offers a safe and supportive environment where clients can come and talk about or, in the case of children, act out their issues.
The goal of therapy is to help individuals explore the roots of their current difficulties, gain a deeper understanding of themselves, and find new ways to work through their problems. Therapy is a slow process and requires hard work on the part of the client. However, through a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist, the client should be able to start breaking free from the emotional and behavioral chains that prevent him/her from living the life he/she wants to live. Unfortunately, there are some cases where therapy does not alleviate the targeted symptoms. In most clients, though, improvements can be seen.