Information on Therapy, Therapists, and Psychologists

If you are new to psychotherapy, it is normal to have many questions on what it is and how it can help. Ocean Point Counseling will be more than happy to answer your questions. However, if you want to do your own research, we recommend the American Psychological Association’s (APA) website. The APA website goes into depth regarding most questions you may have. It discusses the training that clinicians receive, things you should expect from your therapist, what to expect during therapy, myths about therapy, and much more. Here are some good resources we think will be helpful:

Understanding Psychotherapy and How it Works
Learn how to choose a psychologist, how therapy works, how long it lasts and what should and shouldn’t happen during psychotherapy

What do Practicing Psychologists Do?
A collection of articles, tips sheets and links to better understand psychotherapy and how it works

How Psychologists Can Help, Fact Sheet Series
Insight into how psychologists can help patients manage a range of chronic health conditions

(Sample Fact Sheet) Beyond Worry
How psychologists help with anxiety disorders

(Sample Fact Sheet) Overcoming Depression
How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Psychotherapy, Myths versus reality
Get the facts about psychotherapy

We highly recommend that you use the APA’s resources to find out the information you need. However, Ocean Point Counseling would be happy to talk to you about any questions you may have. Call today at 609-231-3569.