How Does Psychotherapy Help People Recover?

Nine out of ten Americans surveyed by Consumer Reports said that psychotherapy had helped them.  In a landmark national study, half of the clients studied were making positive progress after eight sessions of therapy, 75% after six months of therapy. Psychotherapy offers people the opportunity to identify the factors that contribute to their frustrations and to deal effectively with the psychological, behavioral, interpersonal, and situational causes.


Skilled therapists can work with individuals to:

Identify the stressors that contribute to their dilemmas and to understand which aspects of those problems they may be able to solve or improve.

Explore other learned thoughts and behaviors that create issues.

Learn effective, positive ways to deal with stress.

Help regain a sense of control and pleasure in life.

Cultivate a more peaceful and authentic way of being.

Work through past adversities that continue to create problems in everyday life.