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1Who needs to go to a psychotherapist?
Psychological therapy is addressed to: 1. People with psychological disorders, such as depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, among others. In these cases, the objective of the therapy will be to control the symptoms and learn strategies to face difficulties, preventing the reappearance of symptoms. 2. People who want to achieve personal growth and solve problems, such as, for example, difficulties adapting to new situations (grief, breakups, etc.); improve social skills and learn new coping strategies, etc. Therefore, it is not necessary to present a psychological disorder to request psychotherapist help.
2Is Psychotherapy necessary? I usually know how to deal with my problems
All people go through difficult situations in life. Even though you have faced hard times without professional support, there is nothing wrong with seeking additional help if you need it. In addition, receiving advice by a qualified professional will not only accompany you in the situation that you are going through, but it will also help you use practical tools to overcome the challenges you are facing. The benefits you get from psychotherapy will depend on your participation in the process and how much you put into practice everything that you learn.
3What are the benefits of going to psychotherapy?
-You get a better understanding of yourself and your goals -Developing skills to improve your relationships. -Finding ways to solve the problems and concerns that led you to seek psychological help -Learning new ways of dealing with situations of stress and anxiety -Improving communication skills -Changing old and / or rigid behavior patterns, and develop new and healthier ones -Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family and / or marriage -Improving your self-esteem and confidence in yourself
4What is Psychotherapy about?
Psychotherapy consists of an interactional process that occurs between a person who presents a difficulty that they wish to overcome in the psychological field, and a professional (psychotherapist) who tries to help them. The topics treated in psychotherapy will depend on the history of each client. In general, topics related to events that are occurring in the present in your life, your personal history, and progress with respect to previous sessions are addressed. Depending on what you need, the therapy can be short-term to work on a particular issue, or long-term, to cover patterns that require more work for your development and personal growth.
5What is spoken in psychotherapy is confidential?
Yes. Confidentiality is one of the most important components of the relationship established between the therapist and the client. By law, your therapist is not authorized to disclose information without your written authorization. However, professional ethics require that therapists maintain confidentiality, with the exception of the following cases: -The client presents suicidal risk. -The client is at risk of harming themselves or another individual. -It is suspected of abuse or neglect of children, adults and the elderly, based on the information provided by the client or collateral sources. In these cases, it must reported to relatives and corresponding authorities. -Judicial processes.
6What is the duration of Psychotherapy?
The sessions last between 50 to 60 minutes. The frequency of the sessions depends on the specific case presented by the client. However, it is common for the first sessions of the therapy to have a weekly or biweekly frequency, and as the objectives are achieved, the sessions are increasingly spaced out over time.
7What is the cost of Psychotherapy? Are they covered by health insurance?
The cost of the individual therapy session is US $ 80 to $ 150 Couples therapy session is US $ 120 to $ 200. You can pay with cash or credit card. Our therapy services do not have health insurance coverage.
 
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