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Therapy and Counseling in Boston, MA & Quincy, MA: Frequently Asked Questions
What is therapy?
Therapy is a form of counseling that involves talking with a trained professional about anything you need to work on in your life. These can range from mental health issues, relationship problems, or even just something that’s bugging you but you’re not sure why. Therapy can help put the puzzle pieces together so you have an idea of what’s going on and how to fix it.
Why seek counseling or therapy?
Perhaps you have had thoughts about starting counseling for weeks or even years and are finally ready to start this journey.
Maybe you’re seeing your therapist for the first time and you’re feeling a bit nervous.
Or maybe you’ve minimized your need for therapy for years because of work and family obligations, but now you’re feeling the impact on your mental health. Counseling is there to help people with things like depression, anxiety disorders, grief or PTSD. Coaching helps individuals become more successful in their lives by identifying goals and working towards them together.
Counseling is designed for children, teens, young adults, elders or people of any age in between.
What services do counselors provide?
The services that counselors provide vary from person to person, but in general they will talk with you about your problems and try to come up with solutions. Counselors can also provide therapy for a wide range of mental health issues or focus on certain areas like managing stress.
Here are some examples of services we offer:
Individual counseling for survivors: Individual counseling for survivors addresses the unique needs and experiences of people who have been through a traumatic event.
Individual counseling for friends, partners, and family of survivors: This individual counseling offers the support and help that friends, partners, or family members need to process their own feelings about what happened.
Group therapy: Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where people meet in a group to talk about their problems and share experiences with other members who have similar issues.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy is an individualized process in which clients explore their thoughts, feelings, sensations, memories, relationships with others or any other aspect that they feel may be relevant to them.
Marital therapy: Marital therapy can be helpful for couples experiencing stressors that may prevent them from having healthy relationships.
Family therapy: Family therapy is an approach designed to address the needs of all members of a family system.
Couples therapy: Couple therapy is very effective for married couples who want to improve the quality of their relationship.
Grief counseling: Grief counseling is an important process for people who have suffered the loss of a loved one.
Crisis therapy: Crisis counseling is helpful when someone experiences traumatic events such as sexual assault, domestic violence and other threats to their safety and well-being.