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Counseling & Psychotherapy

What is Psychological Counseling?

Counseling psychology addresses the emotional, social, work, school and physical health concerns people may have at different stages in their lives, focusing on typical life stresses and more severe issues with which people may struggle as individuals and as a part of families, groups and organizations. Counseling psychologists help people with physical, emotional and mental health issues improve their sense of well‐being, alleviate feelings of distress and resolve crises. They also provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of more severe psychological symptoms.

What are the problems addressed by counseling?

  • School and career/work adjustment concerns.
  • Making decisions about career and work, and dealing with school‐work‐retirement transitions.
  • Relationship difficulties‐including marital and family difficulties.
  • Learning and skill deficits.
  • Stress management and coping with negative life events.
  • Organizational problems.
  • Dealing with and adjusting to physical disabilities, disease or injury.
  • Personal/social adjustment.
  • The development of one’s identity.
  • Persistent difficulties with relating to other people in general.
  • Mental disorders.

What are the Skills & Procedures Utilized in Counseling?

The procedures and techniques used within counseling psychology include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual, family and group counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Crisis intervention, disaster and trauma management.
  • Assessment techniques for the diagnosis of psychological disorders.
  • Programs/workshops that educate and inform the public about mental health, school, family, relationship and workplace issues so that problems can be prevented before they start or reduced before they get worse.
  • Consulting with organizations.
  • Program evaluation and treatment outcome (e.g., client progress).
  • Training.
  • Clinical supervision.
  • Test construction and validation.
  • Research methodologies for scientific investigations.

What are the Problems treated by psychotherapy?

Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issues. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.

Psychotherapy treatment how long does it take?

Therapy can be just a few sessions and sometimes even one session may be enough. It may continue over several weeks or months. This depends on your individual situation. Your chosen therapist should discuss this with you before and during your course of therapy.

How often will I see my therapist?

Many people see their therapist once a week, but the frequency can vary according to your need and the type of therapy being offered. After first Counselling and Before begin therapy, therapist will explain you about the process and duration of the therapy so that you know what the plan is from the start.

What information will I have to share with my therapist?

It is your choice what you tell your therapist; however it may be helpful to give them an idea of what has brought you to therapy to enable the process to be effective.

Can I bring a friend?

This is not generally accepted in individual therapy. However, if there are communication difficulties, it may be helpful to have an interpreter in the room. If you feel you need someone with you, group therapy may be an option for you.

Yoga Therapy

I am more than 60 years of age. Can I practice yoga?

Yoga has no age limit. Anyone can practice yoga at any age.

What type of yoga suits me?

Discuss with your yoga therapist about the type of yoga that suits you better

What is the main purpose of yoga?

The main purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and happiness in Body, breathe and mind

Is yoga related to any particular religion?

No. Yoga is not related to any particular religion. In fact, Yoga is a science.

Are there any side effects of practicing yoga?

When practiced under the supervision of a yoga trainer, there are no side effects and has ONLY positive effects.

Do you need to quit gym work out while doing yoga workout?

Yoga compliments the exercises done in the Gym. It helps the body from burning out or getting exhausted.

How do I get a better posture or maintain balance in my asana?

In the yoga sutras, Sage Patanjali has given two methods to deepen your sadhana. First is Practice, Abhyasa. The more your practice the better is the postures. The key factor is not to force your body or mind but to gently improve the posture using breathe as a tool. Second is Vairagya, dispassion. Mentally surrendering to the postures and not comparing or analyzing.