People struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, addiction, PTSD, ADHD, etc. may seek therapy to treat the problem and/or learn healthy ways to cope.
Therapy goals can include the treatment of symptoms or problems, but many times people participate in therapy with more proactive goals. Personal growth and prevention or health maintenance are popular reasons to attend therapy. Sometimes people use therapy as a tool to become “unstuck” in an area of life, to grow or improve in a relationship or habit, or to address a wound or hardship from the past.