Individual psychotherapy is a process where people can share various issues and problems with their therapists, gain a sense of self-awareness and find solutions to their problems. Confidentiality between the therapist and the client is of utmost importance for the safe therapeutic atmosphere. During the therapy process, people can find the opportunity to work on all kinds of issues concerning mental health.

Throughout the therapy process, individuals can work on their emotions like loneliness, sadness, shame, grief, anger and guilt; relationship problems with their partners, family members and friends; fears, phobias, depression, anxiety, stress, difficulty in coping with changes, traumas, sexual problems, and so on.

Therapy process is actually a self-discovery process. One starts a journey to explore him/herself. Meanwhile, the therapist accompanies the client. People face many changes and challenges throughout their lives; they go on with their lives after experiencing losses, form new relationships, make an effort to be independent, and try to manage both expected and unexpected disappointments. These changes can happen anytime and in every aspect of life. Even though therapy cannot answer every question and cannot solve every problem, it provides internal resources to the client that will help him/ her cope with life challenges and obstacles, teaches ways to use these resources, teaches how to look at problems from different angles, and increases emotional/psychological resilience.

How can I know if I need therapy?

  1. If you’re having a hard time coping with what’s going on in your life.
  2. If there’s a decrease in your functionality in your daily life (Not being able to go to school, work, take care of kids, losing your temper easily, disturbed appetite, disturbed sleep, frequent relationship problems etc.)
  3. If the resources you have are not enough to solve your existing problems without support.

The psychotherapeutic approaches that we use at SALT PSYCHOLOGY INSTITUTE:

-EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy

-Somatic Experiencing

-Integral Somatic Psychology

-Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

-Schema Therapy

-Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

-Strategic and Systemic Family Therapy

-Solution-Focused Therapy

-Gestalt Therapy

-Emotion-Focused Therapy

-Mindfulness