Colorado Springs Psychotherapy – The “Talking Cure”
Sometimes the deepest and most profound changes in a person’s life begin with a single conversation. Face to face. Speaking your truth to a witness. Scientific research has yet to prove exactly HOW psychotherapy works but that it definitely DOES work. In fact, it has been called “The Talking Cure”.
A Trained Ear
Unlike talking to a friend about personal problems or issues, a professional psychotherapist is trained to listen with “the third ear”. This provides an empathic perspective that lends not only understanding but unconditional positive regard. It is amazing what a human being can understand about the Self when exploration is conducted in a nonjudgmental environment.
Many people seek psychotherapy to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors, attention deficit, addictions and any number of organic brain dysfunctions. Research suggests that many psychological disorders are successfully treated by a twofold approach – appropriate medication paired with psychotherapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) targets negative thought processes that exacerbate a depressed or anxious mood. How can anyone feel good when there is self criticism and judgment as a constant internal conversation? CBT challenges negative self talk and teaches cognitive reframing, or looking at the glass as half full. Taming the internal critic brings greater satisfaction in a person’s day to day life.