In life, we are faced with a constant supply of stressors which requires us to find our own unique ways of facing these challenges and overcoming them. Often times, these stressors can have lingering psychological consequences that have negative effects such as anxiety, depression, frustration, and despair just to name a few. Fortunately, there are counselors, psychologists, as well as psychiatrists who are well disposed with dealing with the after effects of these stressors to help people in better managing the side effects from the stressors as well as future preventions.
There are many diverse types of therapies offered by psychologists and counselors with the most diverse ones consisting of family therapy, individual therapy, and group therapy. One of the most prominent aspects of therapies include structural family therapy treatment options such as parenting skills, comprehensive child and family assessments, and psychiatric/medication management to name just a few. A large majority of the stressors in our environments arise from human interaction and not surprisingly, it’s abundantly created from the many social interactions found in our own family. Therapists have studied ways of coping with these stressors in addition to minimizing or even preventing them from occurring through centuries of research and analysis.
Counselors are therapists who understand how to resolve the side effects attributed to stressors and have unique ways in resolving these stressors by interacting with the client and practicing effective problem resolution techniques. They are there to build a relationship with the client and to have a supporting role so that the client never feels alone at resolving the stressors and its negative effects. A good characteristic of a counselor is being a good listener because this allows the counselor to find the best therapeutic solution in resolving the stressor. Counselors usually come with a diverse background in having experienced many different types of situations that allows them to be flexible and efficient in helping clients to resolve their problems.
Psychologists are also very experience therapists who have studied and practiced psychological principles that are supported and tested through centuries of research. Psychologists will listen to what’s causing the stressors and the side effect and then come up with tailored options unique to every individual in guiding them to prevent, eliminate, and resolve their problems. Some psychologists specialize in the area of family treatment options which include resolving domestic disturbances or simply helping parents and children adapt to changing circumstances in the family environment. Other treatment options include couples therapy which helps to resolve disputes between couples and strengthening marriages. Child therapy helps to individually assess the child’s daily activities and to guide the child in identifying the stressors and preventing them from occurring or dealing with them so that it does not impact the child in a negative way. Most of the time it is more effective in engaging the child in individual therapy sessions but other times, the whole family maybe involved and would be better known as a group therapy. Individual therapy can apply to individual adults as well and is not only limited to children.
Psychologists have also additional approaches in helping out families and individuals which include teaching effective parenting skills, doing assessment tests to identify stressors: comprehensive child and family assessments, and sometimes very effective problem resolution approaches which include psychiatric and medication management. The tools that counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists possess are very effective in dealing with the constant life stressors that surround us every day and are necessary in turning many negative effects into neutral or even positive ones.