Why Try Talk Therapy? 5 Benefits of Psychotherapy

Seeing a mental health professional during mental health recovery or substance abuse is a
critical component. It has a myriad of benefits of which individuals may not be aware. Those
working on their mental health or substance abuse issues will typically experience the following
benefits, though there are more.
Identify Causes
Therapy is an excellent way to identify routines, situations and people that can act as a catalyst
for substance abuse, anxiety and anger.
Heal Past Pain
Individuals can’t change what they’ve done or said in the past. Therapy provides a way to heal
and move forward instead of dwelling on the past.
Better Handle Adversity
Life is full of challenges to which many individuals don’t know how to respond. Through
therapy, individuals learn how to manage stress, cope with the unexpected, and change
adverse and negative behavior patterns.
Build Skills
Therapy is important for helping people develop skills for problem solving to building
relationships. Individuals learn how to evaluate information, use complex critical thinking skills,
and make better informed decisions.
Set Goals
One of the purposes of therapy or counseling is to help individuals identify goals they want to
achieve, developing strategies to attain them, and facilitating behaviors for success. It also
assists individuals in recognizing behaviors that will impede progress.
Boost Confidence
As people build on their progress and successes, they build confidence and a greater sense of
self-worth. It helps to negate self-deprecation and aids in compassion for self and others.
Deal with Strong Emotions
Many people have been taught to hide their emotions and that emotions are a weakness. Life is
full of situations that generate strong emotions. Grief, loss, anger, fear, anxiety and stress can
be overwhelming to many. Therapy helps individuals understand that those emotions are
normal, part of being human, and arrive at ways for them to express what they’re feeling in
ways that bring them relief and peace.

Southcoast Psychiatric Services

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, feelings of hopelessness, relationship problems, or other pressures of life? Don’t suffer in silence. The doctors and therapists of Southcoast Psychiatric Services can help. Caring, compassionate, and completely confidential, our services are provided by highly-experienced, licensed, and board-certified healthcare professionals, dedicated to improving your health and wellness.

Whether you require medical treatment, counseling/psychotherapy, or both, we are happy to offer the best care available – at your convenience.

Call us anytime @ (561) 241-6628 Because you don’t have to suffer in silence.