Some interesting new research findings have come out revealing the long-term effects of psychotherapy. This great article by Jill Suttie reviews the research on how psychotherapy can improve your personality.
Here are some highlights if you don't have time to read the whole thing:
*In as little as 2-16 weeks of therapy, results found long-standing improvements in personality
*No one approach to therapy (e.g., CBT, psychodynamic) is more effective than others at resulting in improvements
*“Not only are therapists making patients feel better—by reducing their depression, for example—they’re arming them with tools that may help them as they move forward,” notes the author.