Experience Change with Hickory Psychosocial
Patience / Growth / Release
"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us."
A Bit About Therapy
There are a multitude of different therapeutic approaches used in my field. Some are versatile and can be used with similar cases and issues (CBT/SFT), others are specific and work well only in certain domains (ERP/EMDR).
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health describes therapy as work done to "relieve distress by discussing and expressing feelings; to help change attitudes, behavior and habits that may be unhelpful; and to promote more constructive and adaptive ways of coping".
This is an accurate, yet general description of how therapy can assist a person, but it detracts from the heart of therapy which is to listen, empathize, and hold space with another in pain.