Mental Health Therapy: What Do Therapists Do for You?

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Mental health therapy can be an effective way to overcome challenges and obstacles. Discover how therapists can help you.

Mental Health Therapy: What Do Therapists Do for You?

Mental health therapy can be an effective way to overcome challenges and obstacles. Therapists help people with a wide range of difficulties, including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, stress management, relationships, and difficulties of specific mental illnesses and personality disorders.

Often, uncertainties about the process can make people hesitant to seek mental health therapy. Here’s a brief rundown of what you can expect a therapist to do. Keeping in mind that every therapist is unique in their personality and approach. In general, therapists:

  • Provide a safe place where you can talk about things you’re not comfortable sharing with others
  • Listen deeply and reflect your ideas back so you can understand yourself in new ways
  • Focus on your background, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, or a combination to help you make sense of problems and move forward positively
  • Refrain from giving advice or ordering you to change
  • Help you explore options and choices
  • Work with you to develop skills and tools to soar on your own rather than keeping you dependent on therapy for life

Working with a therapist can empower you to rise above obstacles and create the best version of yourself and your life. If you feel stuck and want to overcome what’s holding you back, mental health therapy might be something to consider.

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Your Thoughts

Today's Question: If you’ve worked with a mental health therapist, in what ways was it helpful? We invite you to participate by sharing your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.


Depression Almost Killed Me: My Comeback Story

Jennifer almost died by suicide, but she made it through. How did she do it? Join us Thursday, July 16, for our Facebook Live where she’ll share two things that have given her strength as she continues on her journey of coping with depression.

Then we’ll have psychotherapist, Emily Roberts, on to discuss the aftermath of a suicide attempt and how to deal with some of those challenges.  We start at 4p ET / 3 CT.  Your personal questions and comments are always welcomed. We look forward to seeing you.


From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. We Can All Emotionally Heal
  2. Be Inclusive When Combatting Mental Health Stigma
  3. The Necessity of Dialoguing with Your Parts in DID

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


Mental Health Quote

"I need them to be aware and present with me in the midst of the storm not just tell me what to do."

Read more bipolar quotes.


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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2020, July 13). Mental Health Therapy: What Do Therapists Do for You?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Last Updated: July 15, 2020

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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