Psychotherapy helps with relationship problems, emotional issues, and symptom reduction. The focus is on increasing awareness of emotions, patterns of relating, and triggers for behaviors needing change. It is valuable to understand how current struggles began and what purpose behaviors or symptoms may be serving. It is also vital to identify the strengths one brings to therapy.
Understanding the parts of ourselves that are just out of our awareness can feel challenging but not nearly as difficult as avoiding these parts. Facing weaknesses and vulnerabilities means taking risks that help us know ourselves better and have greater closeness in our relationships.
The therapist and client will work together to develop strategies that will work best for making changes. Sessions are generally held once a week or sometimes twice a week.