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Reasons why people leave therapy too early.

There are many reasons why people may leave therapy prematurely. Here are 20 possible reasons:

    1. Lack of progress: If a patient doesn’t feel like they are making progress or seeing results, they may be inclined to quit.
    2. Time commitment: Therapy requires a significant time commitment, and patients may not be willing or able to commit to attending sessions regularly.
    3. Financial constraints: Therapy can be expensive, and patients may not be able to afford it long-term.
    4. Stigma: There may be a social stigma surrounding therapy, and patients may feel embarrassed or ashamed to continue.
    5. Lack of rapport: Patients may not feel a strong connection or sense of trust with their therapist, which can hinder progress.
    6. Fear of change: Making significant changes in one’s life can be scary and overwhelming, leading patients to quit therapy.
    7. Feeling judged: If a patient feels like their therapist is judging them, they may not feel comfortable continuing.
    8. Difficulty opening up: Some patients may have a hard time opening up and sharing their thoughts and feelings with their therapist.
    9. Life events: Life events such as a move, a new job, or a breakup may disrupt therapy and lead to a client quitting.
    10. Discomfort with vulnerability: Being vulnerable in therapy can be uncomfortable for some patients, causing them to quit.
    11. Resistance to feedback: Patients may be resistant to hearing feedback or suggestions from their therapist.
    12. Lack of motivation: Patients may not feel motivated to continue with therapy, especially if they don’t see the value in it.
    13. Unrealistic expectations: Patients may have unrealistic expectations for what therapy can accomplish and may quit when those expectations are not met.
    14. Conflict with the therapist: patients may have disagreements or conflicts with their therapist that lead to quitting.
    15. Lack of belief in therapy: Some patients may not believe that therapy can help them and may quit as a result.
    16. Feeling overwhelmed: The process of therapy can be emotionally taxing and overwhelming, leading patients to quit.
    17. Inconvenient scheduling: Scheduling therapy sessions can be difficult for some patients, and conflicts may lead to quitting.
    18. Fear of dependence: patients may fear becoming dependent on their therapist or therapy and may quit as a result.
    19. Limited availability of therapists: In some areas, it can be challenging to find a therapist with availability, leading patients to quit due to frustration.
    20. Limited resources: Patients may not have access to the resources they need to continue with therapy, such as transportation or childcare.

It’s important that you talk to your therapist before terminating therapy. Some of the greatest gains in therapy can be made by speaking up and discussing these feelings with your therapist.

I look forward to helping you.

Dan Powell, MA., MFT, BCBA

Evidenced Based Treatments for Depression

There are several evidence-based treatments for depression, including:

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This is a type of talk therapy that helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to depression.
  2. Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): This is a form of therapy that focuses on improving communication and relationships with others, which can help reduce symptoms of depression.
  3. Behavioral Activation (BA): This involves increasing engagement in positive activities, such as hobbies or socializing, to help individuals overcome feelings of hopelessness and low motivation.
  4. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): This combines elements of CBT with mindfulness techniques to help individuals develop skills for managing negative thoughts and emotions.
  5. Problem-Solving Therapy (PST): This involves teaching individuals how to identify and solve problems that contribute to their depression.
  6. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): This focuses on developing psychological flexibility and acceptance of difficult emotions, rather than trying to eliminate them.
  7. Psychodynamic Therapy: This type of therapy explores the unconscious and past experiences to help individuals gain insight into the underlying causes of their depression.

It is important to note that different individuals may respond better to different treatments, and a combination of approaches may be necessary for some individuals. Additionally, medication may also be used in combination with therapy for the treatment of depression.

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30 Benefits of Telehealth for Mental Health

In today’s fast paced and ever changing world, people are expecting services on demand. As a result, the Telehealth has become a very attractive and popular option for people to get the help they need from a qualified mental health professional. Below are 30 popular benefits of Telehealth.  

  1. With Telehealth you don’t need to take additional time off work.
  2. With Telehealth you don’t have to travel to your clinician’s office.
  3. Telehealth appointments there is little to no time spent in a waiting room.
  4. Telehealth sessions cost less
  5. Telehealth sessions can be virtually anywhere there is cell reception or WiFi
  6. With Telehealth you don’t have to worry about childcare.
  7. With Telehealth same day appointments are much more available
  8. Telehealth appointments allow you to see a professional from the comfort of your home.
  9. Telehealth allows professionals to see your current environment
  10. Telehealth provides less exposure to germs and viruses
  11. Telehealth provides opportunities for flexible scheduling
  12. Telehealth increases patient engagement
  13. Telehealth reduces cancellations
  14. Telehealth reduces the overall amount of time needed for appointments.
  15. Overall, Telehealth is far easier
  16. Increased accessibility: Telehealth allows individuals to access mental health services from the comfort of their own homes, which can be particularly helpful for individuals who live in rural or remote areas, or who have mobility issues.
  17. Reduced travel time and costs: Telehealth eliminates the need for individuals to travel to appointments, saving time and money on transportation costs.
  18. Flexibility: Telehealth appointments can be scheduled outside of traditional business hours, making it easier for individuals to fit therapy into their busy schedules.
  19. Convenience: Telehealth allows individuals to attend therapy appointments from anywhere with an internet connection, making it easier to fit therapy into their lives.
  20. Improved continuity of care: Telehealth can help ensure that individuals receive consistent and ongoing mental health care, regardless of their location.
  21. Greater privacy: Telehealth appointments can be conducted in private settings, reducing the risk of others overhearing sensitive conversations.
  22. Increased comfort: Some individuals may feel more comfortable discussing sensitive topics from the privacy of their own home.
  23. Improved access to specialists: Telehealth allows individuals to access mental health specialists who may not be available in their local area.
  24. Increased treatment adherence: Telehealth can help individuals stay engaged with their mental health treatment and follow through with their treatment plans.
  25. Reduced stigma: Telehealth can help reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment by providing a more discreet and convenient option.
  26. Improved communication: Telehealth allows for real-time communication between mental health professionals and their clients, improving the quality of care.
  27. Increased engagement: Telehealth can increase engagement and participation in mental health treatment by providing access to interactive tools and resources.
  28. Enhanced safety: Telehealth reduces the risk of exposure to infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, by eliminating the need for individuals to leave their homes for appointments.
  29. Increased efficiency: Telehealth can streamline the mental health care process, reducing wait times and improving efficiency.
  30. Improved outcomes: Research has shown that telehealth can be just as effective as in-person therapy for the treatment of mental health conditions, leading to improved outcomes for individuals.

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Put yourself on the first place

Individual treatment is often termed as psychotherapy, and is meant to help people with their emotional issues, which can range in order of their severity or intensity. The main aim of this form of therapy is to change the quality of life by defining the path of life clearly, and bringing in more clarity. Whether it is the problem of repressed childhood that you are facing, or an emotional breakdown due to divorce, failure or loss of a loved one, a professional psychologist can help you revive your mental health through systematic counseling.

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Anxiety treatment for better tomorrow

Anxiety is something that exists in everyone’s life to a certain extent, and in a way it is medically known to be helpful as well. Because, anxiety helps us stay alert and be reactive to our circumstances, whether joyful or painful. However, when the anxiety reaches the stage where it overwhelms you mentally and physically, and affects your normal routine of life, you need the help of a clinical psychologist.

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