Since we started reflect, we've naturally received a lot of questions about therapy. What is it? How does it work? What's the difference between therapy & coaching? While we can't answer all these questions in one post, we thought we'd start the conversation.
For some, the term therapy conjures images of someone sitting on a couch talking about their childhood, rainbows, and unicorns. Therapy's actually a lot more diverse than that. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is solution-focused & action-oriented. It involves setting up specific goals & action plans to deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, and work stress. Some therapy involves less talking & more doing. Did you know there's such a thing as Drama Therapy, which uses theatre technics & role playing to explore issues? Yes, really. And in case you're curious, we have rockstar Cognitive Behavioral Therapists & Drama Therapists (along with many others) in our pilot. No unicorns yet though.
What's common among all therapy styles is a desire to help clients with positive change around mental health. It's like how different trainers at the gym use different techniques, but the common goal is still improving their clients' physical fitness. And therapy is first & foremost 100% safe & confidential.
Over the coming weeks we'll spotlight different types of therapy, some more common than others but all effective in their own ways.
Given how different each therapist is, it can be intimidating to know what might work well for you. Our goal is to help our clients find the right style for them. We do so by first understanding your needs. Then, we use our unique matching algorithm to identify potential positive matches among our many qualified & diverse therapists.
If you're thinking about talking to someone, let us help you find your right match by clicking on the link below to get matched. And of course, please comment below if you have any questions, and someone on our team will respond.
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