There are many forms of therapy. Some types of treatment work better than others when handling different issues. I personally combine ideas from different approaches when addressing a person's needs.
Even if therapy cannot cure a condition, it can help people develop healthy coping skills. Determination to be active in therapy and heal is essential for meeting therapeutic goals and fostering a positive therapeutic relationship. Finding the right therapist is also crucial to the treatment process.
I personally look at the ins and out of the couple's relationship and give the couple insight into their shared strengths and weaknesses, as well as their individual ones. I act as a neutral mediator and give advice to both partners and promote more two-way communication, create more positive ways of interacting and thinking and different ways the couple can show their love and support for each other.
I strongly believe, for couples therapy to work, both individuals must be committed to improving their relationship, while looking inwardly at their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Knowing their traits and habits that make their partner tick could have a positive effect on making personal and relationship changes.
Couples therapy isn't meant for one partner to unload anger, resentment and other damaging behaviors toward his or her partner. It's about unlocking solutions based on love, dedication and more.
Group Therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.
Talking and listening to others also helps people to their your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don't know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you're not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they're going through, and realize you're not alone.
Groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, panic disorder, social anxiety, or substance abuse. Other groups can focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem. Groups are often beneficial to those who have experienced loss of a spouse, or someone by suicide.