Is therapy a treatment?

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Therapy is a mental health treatment, but not in the way that you may think. 

Therapy is not like taking medication for a few days for an illness and then you’re all better. Whether you’re suffering from a mental illness or not, mental health therapy depends on your willingness to work with your therapist. It’s a treatment that you’re actively involved in. So it’s not like massage therapy, where you just lay on the table and the therapist does all the work. It’s more like physical therapy — but a lot less physically strenuous.

You can learn more about the therapy process in this article from Houston therapist Jessica Eiseman.