It is true that the word “therapy” scares a lot of people. Given the assumption that we as human beings are generally self-sufficient, it is understood that people have the innate capacity to recover and to mend when they are in the middle of a crisis. However, as social beings, it is also our natural inclination to cling to others for help especially when our problems seem too much for us to bear. Personal conflicts such as depression and anxiety are common and their triggers are varied and plentiful. They say the winter months cause depression, but there are reasons beyond our control that can contribute to our feelings of mental imbalance. Loss of work, loss of a loved one, a death of a pet, dissatisfaction in life as a whole are just some of the many reasons why people find themselves feeling depressed. If you find yourself in the middle of this downward spiral, it is best to seek the help of a psychotherapist. How does psychotherapy work and why does it work in the first place?
Psychotherapy is probably the best tool to help people who are depressed and anxious. In psychotherapy, therapists help their clients overcome their destructive behaviors by facilitating a process of problem identification and discernment. This is the reason why psychotherapy takes a long time to work. It is a series of questions and answers. After all, as with all therapy, there is a process that adjusts to the coping and management capacities of a person.