1) What is "Psyche"?
"Psyche" pronounced -- ˈsīkē/ -- is a Greek word, used to describe a collection of concepts — the deepest thoughts, beliefs, the mind, the intellect, the subconscious, the human spirit.
2) What is "Psych-therapy" or "Psychetherapy"?
Psych-therapy, Psyche-therapy -- is a process of working with the human Psyche.
3) What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?
Sometimes, the problems related to the human Psyche, can get manifested into unhealthy behaviors. Cognitive (Thinking) Behavior Therapy -- is a therapeutic modality which assumes an interlink between behaviors, thoughts, and emotions (and beliefs). It promotes an understanding and facilitates breaking the unhealthy cycle. Looking for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Bedford TX ? We are happy to help.
4) What does the therapy process look like? I am new to this process. Does it mean that someone is going to judge me?
A) On the contrary, at its best, psych-therapy/ psychotherapy/ psychetherapy is a process of accurately assessing one's problem, healing, and working collaboratively. With quality work, most clients/patients feel understood and encouraged. Often, they feel relieved of the extra burden of their problems, and feel like they are able to move more clearly towards their goals. The more work you put into your practice assignments and therapy work, better the therapeutic gains.
On a few occasions, if the problematic behavior has persisted for a long time, the change discussion can initially feel slightly unsettling; however, the feelings often improve, as one begins to examine the problem. With guidance, one is able to manage the problem, versus expelling the same energy on looking away. There is often an increased sense of relief and alignment.
5) How do I determine if I am receiving quality services? Or, if I am benefiting from these sessions?
After a few sessions, gently ask yourself -- how do I feel? Am I feeling optimistic? Do I feel like I am making progress?
Often, family members and loved ones also notice positive changes.
6) How often should I see my therapist?
Early on, most clients benefit from weekly sessions.
Once in the maintenance phase is reached, bi-weekly sessions help maintain the therapeutic gains. Following that, monthly sessions can facilitate check-ins. Continuation and longevity of the process are beneficial.
7) Should I stop therapy once I begin to notice positive changes?
This is one mistake that I see some clients make. In fact, this is not the time to stop therapy. When your problems are manageable, this is often the time to make strides towards increased goal/life satisfaction. I think of this as a golden opportunity to Strengthen and master yourself and your life direction.
8) Therapy is costly. What do I do?
Not receiving therapy when needed can also be costly. So weigh the costs of both, not receiving treatment versus receiving treatment.
When you create your budget, right under the emergency fund, create a counseling fund; to be utilized in tough times. Consider making this an automatic savings fund.
Also, take the time to find a good therapist / psych-therapist. Receiving good value for your money is a great feeling.
Consider adding therapy to your gift wish-list. It can be a very thoughtful and change-promoting gift.
Yes, make a note of this in your calendar for when the time arrives to receive gift.
Also, you could look into local programs that help provide counseling to those who are unable to afford those services.
Choose what works for you!
Stay pro-active in your mental health and well-being, to the extent possible; it will likely save you resources in the long-term. And possibly increase your functioning in important areas of your life.
9) How much money do I need to set aside?
For a set of 10 sessions, budget around $1575 to $1935 . Rates could vary a little for different providers. If you are utilizing insurance, check with your insurance company to help calculate the cost.
Also don't forget to carve out the time in your schedule.
10) How do I arrive, prepared for a therapy session?
I suggest that you bring a journal to the session, where you can jot down any thoughts, ideas, breakthroughs, or practice assignments. For Tele-therapy sessions, ensure that your space is distraction-free, and again, have a journal to jot down ideas.
Learn about triggers for substance use and alcohol use:
In case of Emergency or Crisis, below are some emergency resources:
911 Emergency police assistance
Go to your nearest emergency room.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ at 1800- 273- 8255
In Dallas -- Mobile Crisis Team 1-866- 260- 8000
List of a few Emergency Rooms:
Texas Health Springwood Psychiatric Hospital
1608 Hospital Parkway,
Bedford, TX 76022
Phone: (817) 355- 7777
Medical City Las Colinas
6800 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
Phone: (972) 969- 2000
Baylor Surgical Hospital at Las Colinas
400 W Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: (972) 868- 4000
Texas Health Hospital
1401 E Trinity Mills Rd
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone : (972) 810-0700
JPS Psychiatric Emergency Center
1500 S. Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Phone: (817) 702-3100
Alcohol Abuse and Substance Abuse Resources:
For substance abuse detoxification or other short-term acute-care needs in Fort Worth:
Some stats for alcohol abuse and substance abuse in Texas.
For those in Dallas, who feel unable to afford our services, you may contact NTBHA for ongoing
behavior health needs, or crisis situations. They have behavior health programs available
to help people with low income or no-income.
It's your life; take the first step towards providing it the direction that it needs!