Personally, I think having good counseling should be in the Bill of Rights. That's how highly I think of therapy. I've been a psychotherapy client myself as well as having seen the benefits to people I've worked with and for people in my personal life. Therapy changed my life for the better, and that's what I see happening with my clients. I believe that's what can happen for you.But naturally, you want to know if therapy can help with your particular problems.Most of us know that psychotherapy can help with moods: Depression, anxiety, mood swings, obsessing, addictions, etc. It can also help with recurring problems such as difficulty at work, struggles in intimate relationships or the lack social connection. There's also a large effective body of work helping people recover from trauma, whether it's been incurred as an adult or as a child.Please comment here or email me with questions. I'll answer you honestly, and I'll answer even if you are nowhere near my office in New York City. Emails are confidential; no one reads them but me. Posts here are public but there will be an option to choose to post anonymously.Or seek out someone near where you live. Make sure it feels like a good fit to you - that's important. For advice about that, read Finding the Right Psychotherapist.Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSWPsychotherapy on Manhattan's Upper West Side
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