In addition to being a passionate advocate for YOU and believing that you hold the keys to your own success (consider that a bonus service, a little extra just for you), we offer talk therapy in Austin —services for individuals, couples and non-traditional partnerships as well as families that are facing issues they may not (as yet) realize they are already fully equipped to manage.
If you are wondering if talk therapy is right for you, you are not alone. Psychotherapy is the tool that therapists use to facilitate talk therapy. We use psychotherapy to help individuals, couples, families, and groups to create beneficial change in their lives.
Many folks reach out for talk therapy when they are
- facing a significant crisis
- dealing with an extended period of anxiety or depression
- coping with a major life transition
- dealing with complicated family dynamics
- grappling with problems in a relationship
- trying to manage addiction or substance abuse
- wanting to make changes for better mental and emotional health
- Struggling to repair their marriage or managing their divorce
Relationships are the core of every human experience. People rarely operate in a vacuum, and often find themselves interacting (or not!) with those around them. We subscribe to the belief that every, single, individual is special and unique, colorfully molded into the person they are today by the rainbow of experiences they have lived through.
Regardless of your reason, talk therapy offers a broad array of benefits for all of us.
Benefits of talk therapy
Talk therapy encourages open and honest dialogue about issues that challenge you most. Through your relationship with your therapist, you’ll work to identify and understand how these stressors are impacting your life, plus develop strategies to manage the symptoms.
If you’re still on the fence about the benefits of talk therapy, consider this: About 75 percent of people who participate in talk therapy experience some benefit, according to the American Psychological Association.
Being in therapy can also:
- help improve communication skills
- help you feel empowered
- empower you to develop fresh insights about your life
- learn how to make healthier choices
- develop coping strategies to manage distress
- providing help treating mental health concerns (such as substance abuse, depression, or trauma)
- offering collaboration among family members
- developing individual coping strategies
- resolving conflict
- restoring lost trust
- increasing shared support
- restoring intimacy
- learning how to support each other through difficult times
- forming a stronger bond
Benefits of in-person talk therapy and online therapy
The pandemic has changed the way we seek help. While it was possible in the past to receive talk therapy through video or telephone, as well as in person, it was not as well known or advertised. Because of the past couple of years, most of our clients really enjoy the ability to get online therapy, or teletherapy. This alone is one of the benefits of online therapy.
Not only does this allow you to meet with a therapist from wherever you might be, it also gives you the freedom to choose the delivery method of that therapy. In other words, you can reach us in person or online.
This may make it easier for you to find a counselor you connect and communicate well with.
The ability to get help for mental health this way means more people have access to therapy than ever before. It also helps minimize the stigma attached to mental health, and it gives you options.
If you’re worried about online therapy not being as effective as the in-person kind, consider the results from this small 2014 study. Researchers found that internet-based treatment for depression was equally beneficial as face-to-face therapy.
While online therapy may not work for everyone in all situations, it’s an option to try. For more information or to schedule your appointment now, contact us!