A psychotherapist is someone who listens and responds with acceptance, empathy, and validation, providing the space for you to safely explore what is causing you stress, anxiety, or sadness, or what may be stopping you from feeling fulfilled in your life.
The process of psychotherapy allows you to learn more about yourself so that you can better understand your choices and make healthy changes where needed. Having a safe, supportive environment in which to explore your emotions and actions can help you see yourself and your life in a new light, and can assist you in taking positive steps in moving forward.
Psychotherapy at HCH offers a way to help people overcome stress, emotional issues, relationship difficulties or troublesome habits. This valuable service addresses personal challenges by providing the opportunity for clients to talk openly and confidentially about their concerns and feelings with a professionally trained individual. Clients can be seen on an individual, couple, family, or group basis for psychotherapy.
Many popular insurance companies cover services with a Registered Social Worker – please call your insurance company to find out if you are covered.
Psychotherapists are trained to be objective and non-judgemental within a confidential atmosphere. Individuals who may want to consider psychotherapy include those who are:
- Facing situations which are causing stress, anxiety and upset.
- Experiencing feelings that seem more intense or uncomfortable than usual, or beyond your control, such as anger, sadness, fear, frustration and depression.
- Subjected to a traumatic experience, such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, a serious accident or a criminal injury.
- Dealing with a relationship issue, family conflict or difficult life transition, such as the death of a loved one, a life-threatening illness, divorce or separation, or a mid-life crisis.
- With an addiction such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, sex or gambling.
- Coping with an eating disorder.
- Faced with difficulties in matters of gender identity, sexual orientation, racism and oppression.
- Wishing to explore spiritual issues, questions of meaning or matters of faith.