Benefits of Therapy

Research has consistently shown that psychotherapy is effective and produces long-term health outcomes.

Therapy done with a trained provider using approved methods has been shown to be effective with a variety of mental and behavioral health issues and with a variety of populations, including children, members of minority groups and seniors.  

In fact, research shows that the average effects of psychotherapy are larger than the effects from medication.

Therapy teaches coping strategies and life skills that last beyond the length of treatment so there can be lasting benefit.

“While medication is appropriate in some instances, research shows that a combination of medication and psychotherapy is often most effective in treating depression and anxiety. It should also be noted that the effects produced by psychotherapy, including those for different age groups and across a spectrum of mental and physical health disorders, are often comparable to or better than the effects produced by drug treatments for the same disorders without the potential for harmful side effects that drugs often carry.”,functioning%3B%20and%20decreases%20psychiatric%20hospitalization.

In their own words, clients are saying:

“Things are not as scary as it used to be. It is getting easier.”

“Finally I have the control…”

“I feel I can unload (in the sessions).”

“I am catching it now when doing something…”

Therapy provides a “support” and a “lifeline in a time of crisis.”

Now there is a “gate… rather than a solid brick wall.”

“Now I have a warehouse full of tools to use.”

It helps “deal with stumbling blocks.”

“I am feeling in control of me and myself in most spaces.”

“I feel happier now.”

“I am figuring things out more now.”

“I am more in tune with myself.”

“Previously I was doing things that avoided facing myself. Now I know how to be with myself and sit with myself… makes me be at peace.”

“I am learning to be in an adult frame of mind.”

“Now I am at greater calm and peace with myself.”

“… having less anticipatory anxiety.”

“Now it is not triggering the same fear response.”

“You make me laugh.”

“I feel encouraged after sessions. She makes me think.”