In summary, the scientific research supports the value of psychotherapy, even brief therapy, as an effective treatment for common mental health problems. Effective psychotherapy translates into happier and healthier people.
Potential Benefits of Psychotherapy
Reduction of pain, anxiety, depression or other symptoms.
The effects of treatment include improved quality of life or reduction or elimination of mental illness.
The effects of psychotherapy may extend beyond you. Thus, your family and friends may have their quality of life improved if therapy is successful. In a more tangible way, they may also achieve more productivity in their own work and have more time available for their own needs. The opportunity value of their improved productivity and time can be calculated and, where appropriate, considered as a benefit of psychotherapy.
As a result of therapy, you may be a more productive worker, and the benefits of
this productivity may accrue to your employer . Absenteeism may be reduced, accidents may go down and a host of other benefits are potentially the result of psychotherapy.
Benefits to Society .—Some of the most tangible benefits of psychotherapy may accrue to society. The maintenance of employment may yield a savings directly to society. These effects, reflected in such savings as reduced unemployment payments, may be over and above the benefits to you and your employer. Although such outcomes may be relatively easy to value, a problem is that the benefits, if they exist, probably accumulate over a long period of time.
Therapy-related benefits, such as reductions in work absenteeism, physician visits or drug abuse have also occurred.
Can you relate to any of these issues above?
How does a couple go from “falling in love” to the relationship “falling apart”?
There are many reasons a relationship becomes dysfunctional.
The typical reasons are:
- lack of communication,
- poor communication or
- negative communication.