Generally in society the issue of going to the psychologist is not yet well seen . This occurs because there is a certain ignorance that makes it believe that whoever goes to a psychologist is because he is “crazy” , has some type of disorder or unusual problem . This is not the case, since going to a psychologist is asking for help to learn to manage certain issues that can often overwhelm us, and that is tremendously positive because that means that there is initiative to improve and to be able to recover from the type of problem that is suffered.

There is still a long way to go and it is just like going to a doctor to take care of physical health, you can go to a psychologist to improve quality of life and especially mental health . What happens that the second option is embarrassing, is a taboo subject that few people understand today. That shame must be eliminated because if not the problem can be aggravated. Nowadays, few people recognize that they have certain mental problems , such as anxiety or depression due to the aforementioned and due to rejection of society and their own environment.

What is a psychologist

A psychologist is a professional of psychology , a complex discipline that encompasses different theoretical and practical currents . Specifically, clinical, cognitive, behavioral, developmental, social, work, animal, differential, experimental psychology. To study psychology and exercise on it you have to do the degree of it. The psychologist’s training is focused on understanding human behavior in order to provide guidance and guidelines for improvement.

In addition, a psychologist is fully qualified to interpret the focus that the problem produces in the patient. To do this, they generally carry out one-hour sessions several times a week (depending on the problem you have) in order to find out what is really happening. The psychologist is capable of investigating, evaluating problems or disorders of bipolarity, self-esteem , insecurity, panic attacks , any type of phobia, work and personal problems and a long etcetera.

Psychologist and psychiatrist difference

Although it may seem the same, the truth is that it has nothing to do, although on occasion with a patient they may work side by side to finish solving the problem . The main difference is that the psychiatrist prescribes drugs for those patients who cannot solve the problems only with the psychologist and that it is affecting their physical health. For example, a person who suffers from excessive anxiety , must follow a drug treatment dictated by a psychiatrist since it can result in not sleeping and this affects their motor skills on a day-to-day basis. In addition, the psychiatrist studies medicine and, later, specializes in the branch of psychiatry and the psychologistHe studies psychology, although later he can specialize in treating some patients with one type of problem or another.

Reasons to go to the psychologist

1. It serves to vent

One of the main advantages when going to a psychologist is that the thoughts are regenerated since part of the daily load is eliminated , that is, it is a good way of venting and learning to manage emotions , and especially emotions. situations that can occur throughout life. It is also positive in the same way, because it is a good way to self-criticize yourself and improve as a person.

What this produces is an immediate satisfaction releasing serotonin which is the hormone of happiness and generating absolute well-being . Keep in mind that it is not necessary to go to a psychologist only when there is a problem but you can go every ‘x’ time to improve personally and mentally.

2. Feeling understood

This means that on many occasions we can feel misunderstood by our environment, even judged on some occasions. For these reasons we keep silent about many of the things that we live in day to day and without realizing it we cause ourselves harm . That is why going to the psychologist at least once in life is comforting because the psychologist will listen and carefully analyze each fragment that we tell him. The psychologist, being an objective person, will provide more realistic criteria than a person in our environment because the latter has feelings towards our person.

3. Guide and guidelines to follow

Once you go to the psychologist, the great benefit of this professional is that it helps to give a kind of guide to be able to solve the problems you have, some guidelines that we ourselves cannot achieve without your help. It can be said that the psychologist reinforces self-esteem and security to be able to see things from another way, that is, eliminating those negative and destructive thoughts leaving only room for positive ones through practical exercises that are very beneficial for mental health .

4. Offer confidentiality

Psychologists have professional secrecy , that is, they are strictly forbidden to tell any case of their patients, so talking with them in the sessions becomes a very safe climate. In this way, the patient can expose their fears and concerns without any kind of openness, since the psychologist offers them that security . In addition, being in such an environment, the patient can vent much better and the psychologist will be able to do his job better because he will have more details of the origin of the problem, therefore this point is positive for both the patient and the psychology professional. .

5. Change beliefs

In addition to the above benefits, the psychologist also helps to change beliefs , that is, on many occasions we limit ourselves to believing something as absolute truth but we do not realize that it is really the vision we have of reality does not have to be the most accurate and less in cases with some type of problem such as anxiety or depression, which are the most common and help to distort the reality that is lived.

This means that the patient will open his mind to an unknown world where the motivation factor will be present in his new life after going to the psychologist. It can be said that the patient learns to reorganize his reality and his priorities in order to continue growing personally.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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