What is therapy?
Therapy, also called counseling or psychotherapy, is the process of meeting regularly with a credentialed therapist to resolve problematic behaviors, feelings, beliefs, and/or relationship issues. Therapy can help you change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, and improve your relationships.
Once of the most important pieces of quality therapy services is a genuine, healthy relationship between the therapist and client. By creating a safe and confidential alliance while maintaining healthy boundaries, this relationship often serves as a model for the client to reference when thinking about other relationships or their relationship with themselves.
Who can provide therapy?
Synergy’s therapists have completed rigorous degree programs and earned one of three titles; Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Master of Social Work/Licensed Independent Social Worker (LMSW/LISW). All of these titles require a Master’s degree, which typically involves 2-3 years of additional schooling beyond a 4-year Bachelor’s degree.
In addition, several of our therapists have earned the title of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor/International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC/IADC). Therapists with this degree are skilled at tailoring services to the unique needs of those struggling with addiction or substance abuse.
What will I do in my sessions?
Though there is no “typical” counseling session due to the individuality involved, some common things you can expect to experience include:
- Your therapist will ask you to share about your experiences and feelings
- Your therapist will listen in a non-judgemental and empathetic way
- Your therapist will point out your strengths
- Using patient and genuine reflections and questions, your therapist will assist you in finding healthy solutions