San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013
Acknowledging that there are plenty of misunderstandings about what therapy is and who can benefit from it, Therapy Changes, providing focused guidance when it’s most needed, has released a guide to demystify its specialty. In just five pages, Demystifying Therapy focuses on what therapy is and how it works, who goes to therapy, how to get the most out of it, and what role medication plays.
“We decided to create this short guide as a way to answer consumers’ questions about what we do and how it can benefit them,” said Rochelle Perper, Ph.D., one of the licensed clinical psychologists at Therapy Changes. “One of the biggest challenges we face is eliminating the misconceptions many people have about therapy.”
The Therapy Changes team believes mental health professionals have a duty to answer tough questions like “what is therapy?” and “how does it work?” in a way that’s easy for people to understand. Demystifying Therapy contains answers that are honest and devoid of clinical language that can confuse those outside the industry.
The guide spells out the two primary objectives of therapy: reducing suffering and achieving self-actualization. It also explains the practical approach Therapy Changes takes while working with people, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to help them develop more effective coping skills.
Demystifying Therapy debunks the belief that people who to go therapy are crazy or damaged in some way, noting most therapy goers are ordinary people struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and challenging relationships. The guide also focuses on what people need to do to get the most out of therapy, starting with discussing expectations as well as what will and won’t work.
As for the role of medication in therapy, Demystifying Therapy acknowledges its applicability in certain situations. When warranted, Therapy Changes’ psychologists will refer people to a psychiatrist for a consultation and possibly a prescription, but they don’t consider medication to be a substitute for developing the strategies necessary to deal with life’s problems.
About Therapy Changes
Therapy Changes is a licensed clinical psychologist practice in San Diego. The therapists at Therapy Changes focus on helping patients better navigate and manage life's difficult transitions. Services include individual therapy, play therapy, and family therapy.