Psychodynamic psychotherapy addresses the conscious as well as the unconscious roots of emotional pain. What is the unconscious and how does it affect the present? Let’s begin with how feelings become unconscious- You have to give credit to the brilliance of our psychological mind. It operates much like our physical body in response to pain. […]
Category: Everything You’ve Wanted To Know About Counseling But Were Afraid To Ask
You walk around feeling a heaviness or perhaps you have butterflies in your stomach. Maybe you feel jumpy and snap at the slightest little thing. You might tear up easily and are not sure why. Perhaps a relationship that is very important to you is in trouble or ended. It could be that something from your childhood is haunting you… and having an effect on your life now. You may have talked to friends and family but they are in your life….or even part of the problem, besides it is personal. You may even tried self help books or meds before – but they just didn’t get you where you need to go.
Below are videos that detail some commonly asked questions about counseling. Click their titles to watch the videos.
What Is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy? How Does It Help You In The Present? Help From A Raleigh Therapist
Do psychotherapy, therapy, and counseling all mean the same thing? Yes, all the above actually refer to the same thing. This is to be differentiated from a “Med check” where a client who is on medication checks in with his or her psychiatrist to review how things are going. Typically it is shorter in time […]
Why Do I Need to Come Once or Twice A Week To Therapy? Help From a Raleigh Counselor So, you have found the counselor for you. You have set a schedule with your counselor and while you might wonder if once or twice a week is too much to commit, there are good reasons for […]
How Can I Tell if I Have Found the Right Therapist?- Help From a Raleigh Therapist For my answer to this question: After using your head and finding someone who has the right training and fits your needs and schedule, you need to use your heart and your gut. Getting to the heart of what […]
What if I get emotional in my therapy session? First of all, it is so important to remember your therapist spends his or her day every day dealing with people who are emotional. It is what we do and what we have chosen to do. Therefore, we welcome it when people are real. It’s OK… […]
Will my therapist judge me? This is one of the greatest fears people have when going into therapy. It is only natural. They fear that the therapist will judge them. I would even go as far as to say that almost everyone has something that they feel ashamed about… if not when they come into […]
What if I don’t feel like talking? …… If therapy is really addressing significant issues, there will be times when instead of being eager to talk, you will feel like clamming up. This is to be expected. This is where the structure of regular times and regular sessions are in fact well …therapeutic. Here’s the […]
(Why Does My Therapist Charge for Cancellations? Help From a Raleigh Therapist ) You’ve got a conflict with your therapy session and can’t cancel because it’s under 24 business hours and you’ll be charged for the time anyway. Darn! You find yourself really frustrated and wondering, ” Why is it that therapists charge for cancellations […]