Psychotherapy – sometimes called “talk therapy” or “counseling” — is a process focusing on helping you understand, resolve issues, and develop constructive strategies that you can use to deal with the problems you are facing in life, in your relationships, and in relation to your health. Psychotherapy can help improve your support structure when you are struggling with a relationship, health or work issues or when you are facing difficult or stressful episodes, such as those triggered by life transitions (moving to a new location, starting college, starting a new job, facing divorce, dealing with the death of a loved one, or facing a new health diagnosis or treatment).
Psychotherapy can also help individuals facing a specific mental health concern (mood disorder, phobia) as well as health issues requiring behavioral changes. As a general rule of thumb, it may be time to seek the help of a licensed psychotherapist if the issues you are facing are causing you pain, disrupting your daily life functions, diminishing your quality of life, or causing feelings of helplessness and desperation.
At Endeavor Psychology we realize that just reaching out to schedule a psychotherapy appointment is a major step in addressing the problems facing our clients. We are happy to consult with you to discuss your goals, describe what you can expect from psychotherapy and help you determine whether this practice is a good fit for you.
What kind of psychotherapy does Endeavor Psychology provide?
There are many common types of psychotherapy including family therapy, group therapy, and individual therapy that may draw on several different therapeutic orientations. At Endeavor Psychology, we use an “integrative” model of psychotherapy that draws largely on:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Client-Focused Therapy, which draws on clients’ strengths
Our approach to therapy leverages a holistic understanding of the individual, recognizing the intricate relationships between body and mind. Therapy takes into account not just what clients are experiencing emotionally and physically, but also how their support networks, social and work relationships, and communities shape their experiences and impact their mental and physical health.
Should I worry about confidentiality?
At Endeavor Psychology we consider your privacy and confidence of utmost importance. As licensed mental health professionals, strict confidentiality is a parameter of our professional code of ethics and a primary condition of professional licensure.
In order for psychotherapy to be effective, we are committed to maintaining a safe and confidential environment where our clients can feel confident being open and honest about their most private thoughts and behaviors. In our first consultation with clients we review the measures that we have put in place to ensure confidentiality and the level of discretion that our clients deserve.
Why is it so important to find the right psychotherapist?
Millions of people engage in psychotherapy every year, and research shows that most people who do benefit from the interaction. However, the full benefits of psychotherapy can only be realized if the therapy-seeker and therapist are a good fit.
That is because, at its core, psychotherapy involves cultivating a relationship between psychotherapist and client. Like any other relationship, if personalities, problem-solving approaches, or communication styles are not a good fit, you are less likely to optimize the effort and benefits of psychotherapy.
At Endeavor Psychology, we are happy to consult with you to determine whether our practice is the right fit for you. If you feel that you would be better suited to work with a psychologist with a different therapeutic orientation, we can help refer you to a psychotherapist that may be a better match for your needs and preferences.
If you are thinking about engaging in psychotherapy and believe that we can help you, please contact us.