According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than a quarter of American adults experience depression, anxiety or another mental disorder in any given year. Others need help coping with a serious illness, losing weight or stopping smoking. Still others struggle to cope with relationship troubles, job loss, the death of a loved one, stress, substance abuse or other issues. These problems can often become debilitating.
Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, therapy, or counseling — is a process focused on helping you heal and learn more constructive ways to deal with the problems or issues in your life. It can also be a supportive process when going through a difficult period or under increased stress, due to life circumstances such as a death of a loved one, starting a new career or going through a divorce.
Generally psychotherapy is recommended whenever a person is grappling with a life, relationship or work issue or a specific mental health concern, and these issues are causing the individual a great deal of pain or upset for longer than a few days. There are exceptions to this general rule, but for the most part, there is no harm in going into therapy even if you’re not entirely certain you would benefit from it.
IHM approach to psychotherapy, is focused on problem solving and is goal oriented. That means at the beginning, you and your therapist decide which specific changes you would like to make in your life. These goals are often broken down into smaller attainable objectives and put into a formal treatment plan. Our focus is on helping you to achieve those goals and we accomplish this by utilizing various techniques such as: