Adult Psychotherapy Treatment in NYC & The Greater New York Area
Mental Health Professionals in Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and New Jersey
If you find yourself overwhelmed with everyday life, you may consider psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is a form of treatment involving therapeutic conversations and interactions between a therapist and an individual. By working together through guided treatment, you can begin to lead a healthier, happier life.
Comprehensive Counseling LCSW is a multi-site group of independently licensed mental health professionals with offices in Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and New Jersey. For nearly 50 years, Comprehensive Counseling has been a trusted mental health resource in communities in and around New York City. Our clinicians offer both in-person therapy and services via telehealth. Call today to learn more about adult psychotherapy and see if it is right for you!
What are the Benefits of Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy can be beneficial for the stressors of everyday life or navigating mental disorders. Mental health disorders are very common. In fact, more than half of all Americans will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder at some time in their life.
- understand yourself and your needs
- handle the pressures of everyday life
- uncover issues
- resolve problems, hurt, or misunderstandings
- modify behavior and set goals
- make positive changes
- improve morale and overall well-being
- develop healthy habits
- adjust to the demands of work, family, or personal life
- navigate relationships more effectively
Which Disorders Can Psychotherapy Treat?
Research shows that most people who receive psychotherapy experience symptom relief and are better able to function in their lives. According to the American Psychological Association, about 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit from it.
Psychotherapy is usually discussed after you have met with your primary care physician. A mental health provider may conduct a comprehensive evaluation before you start therapy. This can be a good indicator of your mental health and get an idea of which therapy would be helpful.
Psychotherapy can help treat difficulties coping with everyday life and specific mental disorders.
Psychotherapy For Help With Coping With Everyday Life
- impact of trauma
- coping with a medical illness
- moving forward after loss or grief
- navigating the death of a loved one
- overcoming addiction
- managing weight or habits to live a healthier
- understanding relationships
- prioritizing demands
How Does Psychotherapy Work?
As you pursue psychotherapy, you may find there are a number of approaches to help you reach your goals. During psychotherapy, your therapist will apply scientifically validated procedures as you work through your problems.
There are a number of factors that will impact your care, including:
- Length of therapy
- Short-term, dealing with immediate issues
- Long-term, months or years
- During psychotherapy, you may share personal feelings and thoughts
- The trust between you and your provider is at the core of therapy
- Commitment to therapy
- Both you and your therapist need to be actively involved in the process
- Being on time and following through with your appointments can help keep you on track
- Implementing suggestions is key to your success
- Goals for therapy
- Your desired outcome will be discussed often and planned with you and your therapist
- Type of therapy
- Sometimes a combination of therapies can be most effective
- Your provider may also suggest a combination of medication and psychotherapy to help you reach your goals
- You may explore cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and other kinds of talk therapy to find what works best for you
How Can I Find a Psychotherapy Provider?
Taking the first step can be the most overwhelming. Keep in mind, that it is ok to be nervous about the process. However, overcoming nervousness is worth it. That’s because any time your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, psychotherapy can help. It is important to find a therapist you trust. Often, therapists go to years of schooling, credentialing, and continuing education to give you the best care possible.