In November 1995, Consumer Reports conducted a study examining this question. Of the 4,000 therapy clients who responded, nearly 90% reported that they were managing life better after going through therapy. Those who reported the most discomfort and upset at the beginning of treatment reported the most improvement from psychotherapy. Some of those surveyed were treated through both psychotherapy and medications such as antidepressants, etc., while others were treated through “talk” therapy alone.
Those who had psychotherapy alone reported just as much improvement as the medication-only group, and that those who received only psychotherapy improved as much as those who got therapy plus drugs.
Clients who were actively engaged in the process had better results than those who were passive.
Also, this study found that therapy that lasted more than six months was significantly more effective than shorter-term therapies.
And lastly, clients whose treatments were limited by insurance company policies had worse outcomes than those who did not have such limitations.
How about you?
Is it time to see if therapy can help you find relief?
Psychotherapy can help you:
- Understand, eliminate or limit pain and suffering
- Develop more satisfying relationships
- Improve the quality of your life
- Enhance your capacity to contribute to society
Then why wouldn’t you?
More joy. More peace. There is no greater investment.
Professionally Integrating Spirituality and Psychotherapy
Going through a Life Transition?
- Death of a love one
- End of a Relationship
- Separation or Divorce
- New to Parenthood or Empty Nest
- Career Change or Retirement
- Crisis of Faith or change in religious and spiritual beliefs
Feeling Overwhelmed, Frustrated or Powerless?
Are you experiencing any of the following?
- Chronic or Life Threatening Illness
- Depressed, Tearful, Sleeping too much or too little, Angry, Irritable, Impatient, Lack of Motivation
- Too Stressed or Anxious
- Residual effects of Childhood Abuse or Neglect
- In Recovery from Addictions, both substance and lifestyle
- Searching for the Meaning of Life or Suffering
- YOU (including body image, food, health, movement)
- Spouse/Children (or lack of)
- The Divine (or lack of)
Just Need Support?
- Do you have an artistic/sensitive temperament?
- Are you finding it hard to live in a world that does not support the quest for peace and beauty?
- Health Care Professionals and Clergy self-care or burn-out.
- Do you need a place to be heard?
- Do you need a safe place to process life?
- The times and events got you down?