FAQs About Therapy In Bowie, MD
Wondering if you could benefit from seeing a therapist? If this is your first time considering therapy to address certain mental or emotional issues, you may be wondering what to expect. At TMG The Modalities Group, we are proud to provide comprehensive mental health services including therapy to patients of all ages living in and around the Bowie, MD, communities. Here are answers to some of the top questions we get about therapy.
Why do people see a therapist?
There are several reasons people turn to a therapist. Some individuals may be dealing with mental health problems that impact their daily lives and wellbeing and therapy can be a great long-term treatment option to manage their issues. Some people are facing challenges in their life or major stressors such as job loss, loss of a loved one, divorce, or a big move. A therapist can also provide a safe space for individuals to talk about their feelings and emotions and to help them better cope with life’s challenges.
Is therapy right for me?
Deciding whether therapy is right for you is a personal choice. If you find yourself feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed, or if you’re dealing with personal or professional challenges you may find that therapy can help you adopt better coping mechanisms and equip you with valuable skills that can improve your mental health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life. If you’re ready to make changes in your life, therapy might be right for you.
Should I consider medication?
If you’ve been diagnosed with certain mental health disorders such as a mood disorder, personality disorder, or panic disorder, medication may help you better manage your symptoms; however, medication alone isn’t typically the answer and it can’t provide a quick fix, but together with therapy, medication may provide you with the relief you’re looking for. This is something that our team can discuss with you during your next session.
Is therapy confidential?
We know that our patients entrust us with a lot of very intimate and personal information and we want everyone to know that anything you tell us in therapy is confidential. Nothing is more important to us than providing confidentiality to our patients, which allows patients to trust us and open up to us. It is important to note that state law requires us to report suspected abuse or if the patient has thoughts of harming themselves or others.