2) Psychotherapy services
Working with a psychotherapist can result in several benefits. The symptoms and issues that brought you to therapy can decrease. You can feel emotionally and physically better. Your thoughts, feelings, and choices can be healthier.
Psychotherapy requires your active participation, honesty, and openness. During psychotherapy or consults, remembering or talking about unpleasant events, feelings or thoughts can result in uncomfortable feelings such as anger, sadness, worry, fear, etc. Your therapist may challenge your thoughts, behaviors, assumptions, and responses. As a result, you may feel angry, scared, sad, or disappointed.
Attempting to resolve issues that brought you into therapy may result in changes in your life that you were not planning on originally. For example, you may experience changes in feelings, behaviors, employment, substance use or abuse, schooling, housing, or relationships. Sometimes, a decision that is positive for one family member is viewed negatively by another family member. Change will sometimes be quick and easy, but it is usually slow and frustrating.
Sometimes, seeing an outpatient therapist once a week is not enough to really help you if you are experiencing a very high level of anxiety or depression. Your therapist will let you know as soon as possible if you need a higher level of care. They can help you get set up in a program or with another therapist.
If you are struggling with another mental health condition that is outside your therapist’s area of expertise, your therapist may refer you to another treatment program so that you can get a handle on that issue first. Examples include active eating disorders and addictions. Your therapist may also agree to treat you along with a therapist who specializes in treating your other mental health needs.
There is no guarantee that psychotherapy will lead to the result you want. There are many factors involved and your therapist will explain these as needed. If you have questions about the methods your therapist is using, ask your therapist and talk about it with them.
If your doubts continue, you can always get a second opinion. If you choose to see another therapist, every effort will be made to help transfer your case.
Your therapist will stop treatment and refer you to another practice if you do not comply with these policies or are disrespectful to any member of Bucks County Anxiety Center. This applies to your family members as well. Your therapist reserves the right to refer you to another therapy practice if they feel they are not a good fit for you or your family.