"At a very basic level, I was aware of what I was doing. Whenever I got angry or anxious, I would shut down and distract myself on the internet. But I had no idea why I was doing this, or that I could react any other way. I had no idea how much I let my emotions control me."
What is talk therapy (or psychotherapy), really? To start, therapy isn’t magic, unfounded quackery, or anything like what you may have seen in movies and TV shows.
This article explains the foundational process used in the most common types of therapy. We’ll go over how the mental health benefits of therapy actually come from physical changes in the body. We’ll also explore how therapy can help you make meaningful, sustained changes in your life.