Psychologists are specialized in providing therapies for mental health problems, most psychologists assist mentally healthy people find ways of functioning better. They are experts in human behavior, for example, they train people to handle stress and family problems.

Psychologists can help you with:

  • Marital, family and relationship problems
  • Dealing with stressful circumstances and the onset of migraines or pain
  • Fears, phobias, anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression and unresolved grief
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Eating or problems with weight control
  • Addictions
  • Personal development and growth
  • Career planning

Many people can be resolved with only a few consultations with a psychologist. Other issues may require more long-term assistance. Psychologist will discuss with patients at the first consultation how many sessions may be necessary. Psychologists choose from a wide range of psychological treatments and counseling techniques. Most psychologists use observation, interviews and psychometric or diagnostic tests to understand someone's personality and character traits. Psychologists cannot prescribe medication. Their treatments are based on changing ways of thinking and behavior without medication. There is a considerable amount of evidence showing psychological treatments to be very effective.

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