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·         Therapy also called psychotherapy or counseling. It is a process where therapist and client work together to resolve client’s self-defeating beliefs, negative thinking, difficult feelings and emotions, problematic behaviors, and self-destructive habits.  

·         Beginning therapy can be a big step toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the best life possible no matter what challenges you may be facing.

·         Therapy helps developing positive attitude towards self, life situations, society and people. One can develop a healthy relationship with self and others. 

·         Improving Self-awareness which creates better understanding of yourself

·         Attaining clarity of self-values and life goals 

·         Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

·         Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy

·         Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety

·         Managing anger,  grief, depression, and other difficult emotional experiences

·         Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones

·         Improving communication and listening skills

·         Developing skills for improving your relationships

·         Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage

Therapist’s first goal is empowering clients to deal with current and future circumstances; hence client doesn’t have to go for therapy forever. Therapy can last anywhere from one session to several months. Number of therapy sessions depends on client’s issue and the progress towards the goal of therapy. After achieving mutually decided goals of therapy sessions, therapy can be terminated. Client can come for the follow-up sessions if required. 

Confidentiality is one of the most important component between a client and psychotherapist. Therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement and one can expect that therapy details will not be shared with anyone.

State law and professional ethics require therapist to maintain confidentiality, there are times when a therapist is legally obligated to break confidentiality: except for following situation

·         Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.

·         If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.

·         Every therapy session is different. In the first session therapist mainly focus on creating safe and non-judgmental space for the client to express their inner experiences and therapist also try to understand what kind of  help the client is seeking. Therapist focus on building trustworthy rapport with the client.

·         In initial therapy sessions therapist helps clients to be aware of the whole therapy process including confidentiality clause and make them aware of the therapy approach- how they will provide support to the client, after collecting basic history of the issue.

·         Based on the above mutual therapy goals can be discussed, which provides direction to further therapy sessions.

 

There is no in-person session available due to current situation- COVID pandemic. Once the pandemic is over we might start taking clients for the in-person therapy.

Most of the mental health and emotional issues can be treated effectively through online sessions. Stress, anxiety, emotional dysregulation related issue are usually appropriate for online therapy. 

Mental health professional must follow laws and ethical code that ensure confidentiality. Some websites allow you to use nickname when you login or sign up so you don’t have to give your full name.

·         Some people may feel that online therapy is a bit impersonal compared with face-to-face treatment, however now a days therapists are trained in making online therapy as effective as in-person. 

·         Therapists aren’t able to read client’s body language completely though therapists prefer

·          video call sessions.

·         Sometimes it becomes difficult for therapist to make kids sit in front of the screen for 45-60 minutes and make them attend the whole session. 

·         Confidential and safe space to share one's story

·         Emotional support and mental support

·         Connection to reliable information

·         Referral to medical and mental health services

·         Referral to other support services

·         Acceptance is the core of any therapy. Therapist is trained to give unconditional positive regards to clients regardless of their age, gender, religion, cultural backgrounds and personal beliefs. However some therapists are trained in dealing with particular issues.

·         In our team we have therapists trained in different therapies and dealing with different age groups and issues. 

There are discounts available for students and in certain situations our counselors provide their services at low-cost. 

If the private space issue is being faced by the client, we would recommend them to find the place you are comfortable to talk like garden, ground, terrace or friends place.

·         It is important to practice and apply in your real life what you’ve learned in your therapy sessions. It means client is not completely dependent on therapy.

·         Homework is a self-work which includes completing worksheets, maintaining journal and thought records based on the therapy discussion.

·         The goal of asking clients to do self-work between therapy sessions is to help clients to understand how effectively therapy is helping them to create change in their current life, where they need to work more, and it also provides the idea to the therapists what are the areas where they need to focus more in next therapy sessions.

·         Basically self-work helps in achieving the goal of therapy relatively quickly and effectively.