Is Psychotherapy Really Useful?
All of us experience emotional issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, anger, fear and so on. We also have our own inbuilt mechanisms that help us cope with these emotional issues. However, not all of us are equally equipped and also for those who are equipped well with their inbuilt mechanisms it is not always adequate. Therefore some time or the other we look forward to external support in the form of psychotherapy. One of the questions many of us have is whether approaching a psykoterapeut is useful at all or whether we are just deceiving ourselves thinking that we are feeling better after talking to a psychotherapist.
If you too are having the above question then you are not alone. Good number of people have such questions and let us explore little deeper to find out the truth. Research findings indicate that for issues such as depression there cannot be a better remedy than psychotherapy. Chemically induced healing or recovery seems to last only as long as the medications are taken. Medications try to induce hormonal changes without addressing the issues that are causing those problems. Psychotherapy on the other hand does not treat the symptoms but the root cause that treats the symptoms and that is why it is effective in treating depression. The same is true of other emotional issues. If you are still not sure of the effectiveness of psykoterapi you could fix an appointment with an experienced therapist and talk to them trying to understand how effective is therapy. You are likely to get a better understanding on the nature of psychotherapy and its effectiveness when you directly talk to a professional.
Most people just go by the popular views that they hear from random sources. You cannot make your decisions or at least right decisions just based on what you hear from random sources. It is best therefore to find the answers yourselves by talking to the experts in this field. The initial consultation is normally free and you could make use of that free consultation trying to get a better picture on the effectiveness of therapy.
You might have examples of people for whom therapy did not work or did not produce the expected results. There are number of reasons why therapy may fail. If therapy fails in some occasion it is not because psychotherapy is not effective or the therapist is not effective, there could also be other reasons that prevent or hamper the expected results. It could be that the patient is less cooperative or slow to respond or impatient to get overnight results. There could be so many other factors why therapy fails sometimes. You cannot use such cases as an example to decide on the effectiveness of therapy. You need to look at the larger picture so that you could make the right decisions. Even after establishing that psychotherapy is effective you could still decide not to use it and that is up to you.