Should I see a Therapist?

That’s a great question. For many, it takes a lot of courage to even ask that question, or be brave enough to proactively search one out. You are making great steps towards your ultimate health.  And yes, one can definitely benefit from seeing a therapist!

It is definitely a misnomer that seeing a therapist in San Jose Ca or your local area is only reserved for those who are mentally challenged.  The truth is that everyone can benefit from therapy or counseling.  One can see a therapist for “maintenance,” to make sure things are going well, or one can pursue the help of a therapist for serious life challenges, such as dealing with the loss of a loved one, relationship conflicts, depression, anxiety, and overcoming sexual addictions or other compulsive behaviors.

The above two reasons are the oposite ends of a spectrum of reasons, so the reader might fall in a category somewhere in between.  Whatever the reason is that leads an individual to seek a therapist, when he/she meets with a therapist at San Jose Counseling, the therapist will help that individual discover the best ways to use the therapy session, so that he/she is empowered in becoming the best version of him/herself!

If the following results are congruent with the reader’s goals, then it would behoove him/her to seek a therapist at our San Jose Counseling office:

  • Better communication with loved ones, including spouse, partner, or family
  • Improving and deepening one’s marriage
  • Tools to control one’s anger
  • Strengthening one’s voice in relationships, whether with a significant other or a colleague at work
  • Assertiveness training
  • Skills to cope with life-challenges such as death, divorce, and unemployment
  • Improved sex life
  • Overcoming sexual, drug, or alcohol addictions
  • Maintaining one’s recovery from addictions (sexual, drug, love, etc.)

Life, as you know it, does not need to remain mediocre or stagnant.  Change can start as soon as the first session.

What are the Qualifications for a Therapist?

To provide therapy, the therapist will usually be licensed by a state organization such as the American Psyhological Association (APA) or the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) which licenses many marriage and family therapists (MFT) in the state of California.  These therapists have graduate or postgraduate degrees.  The therapist will have gained a theoretical and practical approach to professional counseling with individuals, couples, and families from his/her university. Often, the therapist will also have studied law & ethics, sexuality and domestic violence.  For a divorce mediation services visit our partners at the previous link, or click here. The academic program can take two to four years to complete, and in order to be licensed as an MFT in California, the therapist must complete 3,000 supervised clinical hours and pass two state exams.

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Who will I see at San Jose Counseling, Inc. for Therapy?

At San Jose Counseling, Inc., you will have an opportunity to work with Invia Betjoseph, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Invia has over a 15 years of experience in couples counseling, sex addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, self-image, shame and guilt as well as a focus in couples who are experiencing emotional stress related to relationship conflict and extra-marital affairs.  A 20-minute consultation at no charge is available for individuals or couples who want to start working on their psychological issues.