To start, the question shouldn’t be if you need therapy, but if it would benefit you. Few people need therapy, and only in a few circumstances. When a need is an issue, we are usually discussing inpatient residential therapy for a serious crisis or treatment for a person with a significant mental illness. Outpatient therapy can help when someone is in deep need, but it can also be a resource for enriching one’s life. Therapy is a tool for improving our understanding of…
- what ails us as we lay awake in the middle of the night
- unexplained defensiveness when talking to our boss
- general feelings of stress without identifiable causes
- exasperation when dealing with our children
- repetitive fights with a partner
- feeling of hopelessness that surface unexpectedly in the day
- angry outbursts that hurt our relationships
- feelings of loss of control
- disparaging thoughts about ourselves and our lives
Smith is an analytically oriented psychotherapist with 25 years in practice. She is additionally the Founder/Director of Full Living: A Psychotherapy Practice, which specializes in matching clients with seasoned clinicians in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
If you are interested in therapy and live in Philadelphia or the Greater Philadelphia Area, please let Full Living: A Psychotherapy Practice match you with a skilled, experienced psychotherapist based on your needs and issues as well as your and own therapists' personalities and styles. All of our therapists are available for telehealth conferencing by phone or video in response to our current need for social distancing.
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