depression, crisis intervention, personal growth and development ...
"I have seen other counselors prior to Tyler and can say that he is by far the best. He has created an environment where I have felt safe to share things I swore I would never tell anyone. I always feared that if someone knew my secrets they would judge me or reject me. As I have opened up to him, he has instead reacted with kindness and understanding. \r
He is gentle, compassionate and has a sharp mind. He is well read and is able to draw from a deep knowledge about counseling. He is a kind man who genuinely cares about his clients. I have never felt like just another client to him. Instead he seems genuinely interested in helping me understand my past and live the life I want to live.\r
Since I started seeing him, I am happier and am gaining skills to better understand and deal with my life. In addition, my relationships with friends and family are getting better. I am learning to relax and am learning to let go of the things I can’t control and have better skills to deal with the things I can control. My work with Tyler has changed my life."
Therapy, in a mental health context, includes a broad range of treatments designed to help people feel and function better in their daily life. It usually involves talking to a professional to gain insight and coping skills for stressful life events. Some of the fields that may be included under 'therapy' are:
Psychology, or the scientific study of the mind, including the science behind human development and cognition, mental health, memory, perception, and intelligence.
Psychotherapy, or 'talk therapy,' where patients talk to a therapist in order to problem solve and learn new ways to handle difficult issues in their lives.
Counseling, which is sometimes used interchangeably with psychotherapy, and is very similar. It is also a type of 'talk therapy,' but it tends to be more short-term, and it can be provided by professionals without medical credentials, such as spiritual advisors. The goal of both counseling and psychotherapy is to improve a patient's well being by helping them navigate difficult situations in life.
Substance abuse therapy, or rehabilitation, which often uses a combination of medication and talk therapy for treatment. Substance abuse therapy may include coping skills, life skills training, family therapy, or behavioral therapy to learn new ways of reacting.
The use of mental health therapy is extremely common and safe, and it is an effective tool in supporting people who are struggling with life changes, unwanted feelings and behaviors, or difficult circumstances in their lives. If you are feeling stuck with an issue or circumstance that is troubling, therapy can be a very healing way to be guided past it to a more positive future.