Understanding How Change Happens with Psychotherapy

There’s no question that psychotherapy changes lives. Surveys with those who are undergoing therapy show that half reported improvement in their lives after just six sessions and 75 percent improved after 12 sessions. There’s no magic to where that change comes from: it’s a combination of your therapist’s skill, knowledge, and experience and your own […]

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Psychotherapy is Not a Magic Pill. You MUST Want to Change

Congratulations! You are interested in changing something in your life. You’ve decided to seek therapy. You’ve found a therapist, researched what your insurance will cover, and gotten yourself to the office. Time to relax? Time to turn your troubles over to this professional who will hand you all the answers you are looking for? Hardly. […]

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Why is There Still a Stigma About Therapy?

The only sensible answer to this question is the fact that there is still ignorance about therapy — among individuals who could benefit from it as well as the general population. The American Psychological Association reported in 2004 that 30 percent of us are afraid to have others learn if we are seeing a therapist […]

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The Transition From Junior High to High School: The Unspoken Difficulties

Your child is embarking on an exciting, challenging, confusing, and scary adventure. Between Jr. High and High School many students lose their way, at least temporarily. Attendance suffers and grades drop. Students lose confidence or stumble into damaging friendships. Among the issues your student may be dealing with are: Lowered status: Your child will be […]

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