A lot of people think psychotherapy is just you talk about your problems in the session…in fact…psychotherapy is more than that. Here are some explanations to break the stereotype of psychotherapy and introduce you what psychotherapy is really about: 

  • Just like your body may need spa treatment to relax and recharged and so as your mind. Psychotherapy is a form of spa that can benefit your mental and emotional health.


  • Everyone takes on multiple social roles in their lives. For example, you can be someone’s coworker, friend, or someone’s husband/wife. It’s very easy for us to try our best to provide tenderness and kindness to other people, but it’s not so easy when it applies to us as we may think that we “don’t” deserve that. However, research has proved that self-compassion can enhance self-esteem. Therefore, when you are in therapy, you demonstrate self-compassion and give yourself love and care that you need.


  • Psychotherapy usually meets up once a week with the set schedule and set time frame. It is the great opportunity for you to have some “me” time, so that you can spend some quality time alone, listen to your inner voice, and enjoy the sense of independence outside of your community.


  • Psychotherapy is a type of meditation as it can promote mindfulness, awareness, and develop a better understanding to see yourself and the world.


  • Psychotherapy is an investment for yourself as you will be able to learn more about yourself and enhance your self-worth along this therapeutic journey so as to help you become a better person.


  • Psychotherapy is an experiential experience and practice for self-exploration which allows you to build an open mind, have a fresh perspective to things, and exercise your full potential.


  • Psychotherapy is a good coping skill to assist you manage stresses in life without taking medications.


The key to therapeutic success is easy and achievable

Whether you attended therapy many times before or you are a newbie to therapy, you probably hear people say that the key to successful therapy is about the relationship between therapist and client.


Hence, Alison highly values her therapeutic relationship with clients. She believes everyone is unique, so there is no single model can apply to all clients. That’s why she is open-minded and experienced in integrating various approaches tailored to clients’ needs as she wants the best for the clients.


One thing Alison is different from other therapists is that she uses a lot of metaphor and analogy in her work which allows clients to develop an insight easily without learning complicated psychological theories…what is even better, the intervention is still evidence-based and effective.