Therapists are trained to understand and help children, adolescents, adults, and families deal with issues that affect their mental health and general well-being. They assist patients with a wide range of issues, including stress management and communication skills, as well as how to cope with a chronic illness or disability, bullying, addiction, depression, anxiety, conflict, trauma, divorce, and more. Therapists help their patients change their behaviors and thought patterns so they can overcome the challenges they face and realize their full potential.

Therapists are also referred to by the following titles:

Key Things to Know About Therapists

  • A therapist will help you understand yourself and how you respond to life’s challenges.
  • Therapists are bound by professional oath, personal ethics, and legal licensure to uphold confidentiality, meaning everything that goes on in your session is private. Confidentiality does not apply when disclosure is necessary to prevent serious, foreseeable, and imminent harm to the patient or others.

Common Misconceptions About Therapists

  • Some people feel they have failed when they seek mental health care. The truth is that seeking help is courageous and the first step to feeling better.
  • Therapists are not there to judge. They approach patients with unconditional positive regard. They listen to help you find ways to manage your feelings, emotions, and behaviors. And they will support you and navigate any issues you bring in… without judgment.

Our Approach to Therapy at Dakota Family Services

Anyone can benefit from therapy. We understand that people seek therapy for a range of reasons in everyday life. Whether you are looking for treatment of depression or anxiety; looking for help coping with major life transitions; help managing and balancing the demands of parenting, work and family responsibilities; help coping with medical illness; help to improve relationship skills or managing other stressors, you can count on Dakota Family Services trusted team of mental health professionals to be at your side.

You deserve the opportunity to become your best self. We believe this for you and will work with you so you can believe it for yourself. Our therapists will work with you to improve your life and develop self-awareness, so you can feel confident navigating life’s changes and challenges.

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