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Sometimes people who are trying as hard as they can to get through a rough time, such as family troubles or problems in school, find that they just cannot cope by themselves. They may be feeling sad, angry, or overwhelmed by what has been happening and need help sorting out their feelings, finding solutions to their problems, or just feeling better. That's when therapy can help.

Here are just a few examples of situations in which therapy can help people through their problems:

What Can A Person Get Out Of Therapy?

What someone gets out of therapy depends on why that person is there. For example, some people go to therapy to solve a specific problem. Others want to begin making better choices and others want to start to heal from a loss or a difficult life situation.

Therapy can help people discover more about themselves. People who work with therapists learn about motivations that lead them to behave in certain ways or about inner strengths they have. Sometimes they learn new coping skills, develop more patience, or learn to like themselves better. They can learn new ways to handle problems that come up or new ways to handle yourself in tough situations, which in turn can lead to a higher level of self esteem.

People who work with therapist often find that they learn a lot about themselves and that therapy can help them grow and mature. Lots of people discover that the tools they learn in therapy when they are young help them cope with all kinds of difficult situations when they are older.