Tag: Psychotherapy Tampa
I know it sounds kinda weird, body-mind psychotherapy. You are supposed to talk about your feelings in therapy, right? What does that have to do with your body?
When you Google, “what is psychotherapy,” you will find that the first entry out of more than 29 million search results is this simple definition, “the treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means.” While this definition is partly accurate, it doesn’t help you understand what it is that a therapist will be doing with you in therapy.
Thinking you will get therapeutic results by reading self help books is like thinking you will see a change in your body by reading a book about working out. Getting fit or sculpting your body requires you to take action, and so does overcoming an emotional difficulty or becoming a master of your emotional universe.
Psychotherapy is not just for people who have “problems.” Psychotherapy is also for people who want to be masters of their emotional universe.
As a counselor I am often asked, How long does therapy take? Unfortunately, I don’t have a simple answer for this question. Therapy, counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis or whatever else you want to call it, can take a very short time or it can take a very long time.