Dr. Debra LMFT (MT2416)
The Relationship Expert
If you broke down the word "therapy" you will find the word "heal". So essentially, to get therapy (of any kind) is to seek healing. The kind of therapy that you're seeking on the ChatOwl site is essentially "talk therapy" or healing through talking. We have therapists from several different training or philosophical perspectives on our platform. BUT, the one thing we all have in common is that we want to help our clients "heal" mental and/or emotional pains.
What's in a Name?
You should also know that while we use different words to describe our specific professional training such as Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, or Psychiatrist we will all (most often) answer to the single name "psychotherapist." By the way, the first part of the word "psycho" means "soul" and the second part, "therapy" mean "to heal." The parts together literally means "to heal the soul." Beautiful," isn't it?
Second Part of Your Question: When to seek help?
You know you need to seek a psychotherapist when you have tried EVERYTHING else--talking to your closest friends, parents, siblings and/or grandparents; watching talk shows; and consulting with your priest, rabbi, or preacher; reading books on related topics; watching videos and listening to audio programming AND nothing has worked.
So, shop around and you'll see different therapists with different titles. Read the profiles, Study the photos then listen to yourself when you find the professional that seems to speak to your specific need for healing. That's the one! Be well.