Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, can play a critical role in treating many emotional and mental health conditions. Through a therapeutic relationship between a therapist and a person in therapy, specific goals identified in therapy can inspire, change or improve one’s quality of life. People seek therapy to help for a variety of issues…..many times painful and embarrassing….. that are hard to face alone. Therapy can help people overcome obstacles that hinder their well-being by increasing positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem. Therapy can also be used to learn skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching personal goals. Some people might say the therapeutic journey can be enjoyable as self-awareness increases and becomes a reality in daily life. Many even continue ongoing therapy for self-growth. In any case, it is important to identify underlying causes of symptoms and provide strategies for changing unwanted thoughts and behaviors. Therapy can equip people with the skills to manage symptoms, reduce stress and, overall, improve their quality of life.
Though cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most popular and effective types of therapy, our Therapists employ a number of different treatment modalities. The goal with CBT is to help the client identify the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Then, it is possible to replace negative thinking patterns with positive ones. Not only does this exploratory process help a person understand subtle, and often unnoticed emotions, but also equips them in managing strong and often uncomfortable feelings more effectively. With CBT, clients are offered an opportunity to safely explore and broaden the range of feelings with which they are comfortable.
Other effective approaches of individual therapy include:
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Psychodynamic therapy
Your Therapist will be able to assess your specific situation to determine what type of therapeutic process, or combination of concepts from different approaches, will be the most effective for you.
Remember, therapy takes time and effort. Life problems usually do not develop overnight and, many times, need time and attention to resolve. Be assured that our Therapists will work in a timely manner, possibly over a few sessions, to effectively conduct a complete clinical assessment to gain a thorough understanding of your situation. Your Therapist can then address concerns and determine the best course of action.
Individual therapy sessions often last from 45 to 60 minutes. Often, concerns are addressed and resolved over a short term of a few weeks or months, but it is not uncommon for people with complex concerns to use more time to recognize noticeable progress. The length of your therapeutic process will be determined by you and your Therapist as your treatment goals are identified and realized.
Our therapists are trained professionals who provide support and maintain confidentiality. Therapists, whether classified as psychologists or counselors, have varying master’s and doctorate degrees and are licensed by the State of Colorado. Therapists can have many titles based on their level of education, training, and area of practice. At Family Care Center, we have Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Psychologists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and Psychiatrists. Our trained therapists strive to equip people as they make lifestyle changes. We look forward to assisting you as you seek to make those lifestyle changes in your daily life!