What is Good Mental Health?
About Dr. Lee
How Can I Tell If My Family Or I Need A Therapist?We’re glad you asked. Certainly not every life challenge or problem requires the services of a professional psychotherapist or psychologist, despite what the talk shows may imply. But here is a partial list of situations or experiences that many times benefit from the professional assistance of a licensed mental heath practitioner. Individual, couple, family or group therapy may be valuable if you…
But Do I Really Need Psychotherapy?Please note that we are not saying that if you have any of these problems or issues, that you definitely need psychotherapy or will benefit from professional services. However, we believe it is worth seeking a professional opinion and diagnosis of your problem. After one or more assessment sessions, you and your therapist should be able to determine if treatment is warranted, what the course of treatment might look like, as well as what benefits you might reasonably expect.
Please remember that psychotherapy is both an art and a science. Therefore, the factors which affect the outcome of psychotherapy are complex and numerous, such as how long you have had the problem, how motivated you are to learn and grow, how you deal with change, how others respond to your growth, whether medication may be indicated, etc. But research and clinical experience both indicate that the fit between the client and therapist is crucial, i.e., how safe and accepted you feel with your therapist and how well are you both able to form a therapeutic alliance toward your growth and healing are crucial factors.