Life can be stressful.
Therapy is an opportunity to self-reflect with an objective person. Therapists can help clients learn more effective ways to examine and solve problems on their own. The goal of the therapist is to help people heal.
People consider therapy when they simply don’t feel good about the way that things are going in their lives. This dissatisfaction with life is often marked by the repetition of unwanted behavior, but can also be experienced as a general malaise or lasting funk. These feelings are often the result of a particularly difficult experience, everyday relationship problems, or an unspecified desire for change in one’s life. Many people also turn to therapy if they are seeking a supportive relationship with an objective person.
Clients learn to understand themselves through therapy sessions. As people learn to understand reasons for past decisions and beliefs, they tend to become more forgiving of themselves and others.
Although our focus is predominantly on respecting each individual’s ideology and worldview, at the PSC we also believe that to offer the greatest benefit to our clients it is essential to utilize the most current knowledge, research, and insight. Therefore, there are appropriate times for the therapist to question the client’s beliefs, for it is often the act of questioning presupposed beliefs that leads to the greatest growth.
The goal of therapy is growth. There is no single right reason for therapy.
The Antioch Psychological Services Center offers a wide-range of psychoeducation, support, and therapy groups. Our clinicians help individuals, couples, and families deal with a variety of life issues, including those related to:
- Academic difficulties
- Adolescence and young adulthood
- Adoption or birth of a child
- Anxiety, worry, fears, phobias, panic
- Anger management
- Attention deficit disorders
- Behavior problems at home, school, or work
- Body image and eating disorders
- Cultural adaptation and immigration
- Deployment and return concerns
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Divorce, separation, and post-divorce
- Family and stepfamily concerns
- Families with mentally ill members
- Gender and gender identity
- Grief and death in the family
- Health Psych
- Intimacy and sexual problems
- Learning disabilities
- Living with a chronic illness
- Life transitions and family balance
- Loss, grief, end of life
- Marital and couple concerns
- Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors
- Parenting, co-parenting, single parenting
- Setting limits and personal boundaries
- Sexuality and sexual orientation, coming out
- Stress management
- Vocational interest