Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapy, or Counselling is a powerful technique for the treatment of mild psychiatric symptoms or for an individual who simply wishes to overcome a difficult aspect of their life (social, occupational, marital, sexual etc.) with which they are struggling.
Benefits of therapy include improved interpersonal relationships, stress reduction, improved self-esteem, improved coping skills in dealing with difficult situations, and a deeper insight into your personality, your development, your habits, and relationships. With that insight, comes the capacity to change.
I often use a combination/eclectic approaches in treating a patient. Sometimes psychotherapy/counselling alone will suffice. Often , in more complicated cases, a combination of psychotherapy and medication is optimal. In such a case, I can either treat a patient with combination of psychotherapy, and med management, or med management only, while the patient receives therapy from another mental health profession al.