Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why should people consider therapy?
Therapy is an interactive session between an individual and a professional who is trained to help people understand their feelings and assist them with changing their behavior. You don’t have to be diagnosed with a mental health problem to benefit from therapy. Many people in therapy seek help for everyday concerns: relationship problems, job stress, unhealthy coping mechanisms, or self-doubt, for example. Others turn to therapy during difficult times, like grief or trauma.
2. I can talk to a friend for free - why pay someone?
You may need a professionally trained person to help you uncover what's really bothering you, something a friend isn’t always capable of doing. It’s important to find support when times are hard. Therapy doesn’t replace friendship, and friendship can’t achieve what psychotherapy does. A therapeutic relationship is more than friendship: not only does it provide support, but it challenges you, allowing you to gain valuable insights into yourself. Therapists are trained listeners who can help you find the source of your problems, even if the source is your thoughts, your family, or you.
3. If I go to therapy for help, does it mean there is something wrong with me?
In the same way, people visit doctors when they aren’t sick — they might want a checkup, test, or advice — therapy is not exclusively for people with diagnosed mental illness. Good therapists listen to individuals without judgment and teach them how to solve problems in a healthy way and live a happier life. Remember, therapy is a tool for people to explore themselves, which they believe will help them lead better lives and overcome sadness. It’s not a “fix.”
4.If I begin therapy, how should I try to gain the most from it?
Psychotherapy isn't about a psychotherapist telling you what to do. It's an interactive session between you and the psychotherapist. Be an active participant. If you don’t think a session went well, share that feedback, and have a dialogue so that the therapist can respond and tailor your treatment more effectively. Try to apply whatever you have learned in therapy in real life. Actively try to change unhealthy coping mechanisms. Find out more about this here.
5. Isn’t it better for me to solve my own problems?
A good therapist helps you become stronger and more self-aware. We all have our blind spots. Intelligence has nothing to do with it. A good therapist doesn’t tell you what to do or how to live your life. He or she will give you an experienced outside perspective and help you gain insight into yourself so you can make better choices.
6. How long do appointments last?
Generally, one session lasts from 45 minutes to an hour.
7. How much do you charge?
We charge ₹1000/- per session.