The word psychotherapy comes from Ancient Greek. It is formed by the combination of the word psyche, which means soul, soul, breath, and therapia, which means healing and medical treatment.
Psychotherapy is a healing method based on the relationship between the therapist and the patient. Psychotherapy is used to treat a variety of psychological ailments and emotional difficulties. The goal of psychotherapy is to control or eliminate troubling symptoms. Thus, it is aimed to make the patient more functional. However, psychotherapy is also a way to feel balanced, healthy and to lead a meaningful life.
Recently, people have become more conscious and are making efforts to improve themselves. Therefore, nowadays, psychological support is solve their psychological problemsIt has become their preferred method.
Today, the increase in health problems, biological and physiological changes, the stress and distress brought by city life, the weakening of family-relative ties and the need for psychological support of individuals in a society that has begun to individualize is rapidly increasing. Just as we did not see psychology as a science until 15.20 years ago, we also perceived going to a psychologist differently. As a result, we can say that the number of people who go to a psychologist or psychiatrist is increasing day by day.
But should we go to the psychologist anyway? Does everyone need a psychologist? The answer to this question is actually very obvious. If the person has his/her own will and consent, he/she can get support, there is no harm in it. But there are some situations that make it necessary for the person to receive psychological support. These situations result when the functional feelings and thoughts of the person begin to deteriorate and some unusual emotions and behaviors emerge. The distinguishing criterion is whether the person is able to cope with the stress. In cases where the person cannot cope, deterioration in quality of life, injuries in family and social relations, adverse effects in work performance… etc. There may be situations. In these situations, we should definitely get professional support for our mental health.
Another condition is chronic problems (health problems), leading to emotional disturbances. In such cases, the person has to deal with both the ongoing problems and the difficulties and limitations caused by the disease. In cases where it is thought that there is no way out and psychiatric disorders are accompanied, serious losses may occur.
We should get psychological support in the following cases;
When you want to get out of situations such as depression, depression, depressed mood that last for 15 days or more,
When you feel that your life energy is running out,
To reconsider yourself in all your basic existential problems, confusions about identity,
To get rid of obsessive thoughts and behaviors,
To cope with all kinds of fears and worries that poison, hinder or block your life,
In order to increase your quality of life and to live a productive and productive life,
When you want to deal with problems with attention and concentration,
When you want to know yourself better and more closely and discover your potentials,
For the solution of problems related to your married life,
When you want to increase your self-confidence, realize yourself and achieve success in life,
For the solution of problems related to children and adolescents,
To resolve any problems you may have with relationships,
In order to increase the quality of relations with the opposite sex,
To get pre- and post-divorce counseling,
For the solution of all kinds of questions and problems related to sexuality,
Medication or Psychotherapy?
There may be confusion in people’s minds as to whether they will heal with medication or therapy.
In today’s society, there is a lot of dissent towards drug treatment, prejudices and even information pollution heard from the right and the left. Although the Turkish society is one of the societies that have the most prejudice against drug treatment, we also advise people on drug treatment, patients and their relatives to stop taking the drug. In such psychiatric treatments, the patient-client quits or starts the drug according to their minds, which puts the person in more trouble in the long run and prolongs the treatment process.