Psychology is the study of human thought, behaviour, and its development throughout our lives.Psychology is the study of human thought, behaviour, and its development throughout our lives. Also known as “Psychotherapy,” it can be practiced by psychiatrists and counselors in addition to psychologists. The end goal in psychology is that of helping patients attain better mental health through safe, confidential conversations.
In psychological counseling, clinicians use scientifically-proven procedures to help patients develop healthier, more effective habits. During sessions, patients learn about their moods, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
Often, people assume there must be a serious problem with themselves or a loved one before seeking professional psychological services. Other times, they may have a significantly stressful event, such as a divorce or death, that pushes people to seek help. But despite the longstanding stigma on psychological counselling, it can be sought, and can help, for a multitude of reasons.
In Hamlet, Shakespeare’s Ophelia said, “We know what we are, but not what we may be.” Sometimes, better understanding one’s self and motivations alone can be why someone seeks psychological assistance. After all, the saying goes that we can be “our own worst enemy,” and this is true of so many of us. Psychology has been proven enormously beneficial in understanding and changing destructive behaviors.
But beyond mental health and personal problems, psychology has been proven to help with family conflicts, marital struggles, parenting training, learning challenges, and more.
Sometimes people turn to therapy for positive reasons, like having social support, getting an unbiased perspective about an issue, or gaining interpersonal skills, and more.
Whatever the reason, psychology and therapy are tools that can improve your quality of life and relationships.
There are many types of Psychotherapy, each with its own approach. The type of Psychotherapy that’s right for you depends on your individual situation. Call American Wellness Center for insight into what treatment, and which doctor, could best benefit you. Your calls are confidential.
Keep in mind, not everyone who benefits from Psychotherapy is diagnosed with, or has, a mental illness. Psychotherapy can help with stresses and conflicts that affect most of us at some point in life. For example, it can help you: