By Cassie Gerr, Clinical Therapists
April is counseling awareness month!! With that said, it is important to know that therapists can help with a wide range of symptoms, from anxiety to just being tired in your everyday life. At times, therapy can be a venting session with a professional who can listen without judgment and confidentiality. Other times, therapy is used to correct unhealthy patterns of behavior or cognitions. Therapy is different for every person that encounters it. There are many misconceptions about therapy and I am here to debunk them. Here are 5 reasons why therapy can work for you!
You are going through some big changes: seeing a therapist can help you navigate that rollercoaster of emotions. You can set goals and develop a plan with an unbiased individual along the way. You can develop skills to know how to deal with a big change later in life!
Your physical health can be positively impacted by working with a therapist on your mental health! You are more likely to have better overall health when seeing a therapist. The body and mind are interconnected. When the mind is healthy, it helps the body to be healthy and vice versa. Emotional health is just as important as physical health.
You may go to therapy to address one problem, but walk away with solutions to many other issues you’re facing as well. Therapy can help improve many areas of your life. By improving your relationship with your own mind, you may find that your relationships with others are also improved. Therapy can help you address the things in your life that might be holding you back. For example, your anxiety may be keeping you from taking a chance on a job that would bring you more fulfillment, or entering a relationship with someone who brings you more joy.
You finally can feel HEARD: You can talk to your neighbor, your barista, your hair stylist, but they may not be able to offer you a truly non judgemental and confidential space. Therapy allows for a safe space where you are not judged no matter what you are bringing up in session. A therapist will hear your problems and not dismiss them. You can feel listened to and understood while still being vulnerable (Bishop, 2022).
It is time to focus on YOU: With how quickly the day goes by, sometimes it can be difficult to find time for ourselves. Therapy allows you to have this scheduled time when needed for you to just focus on your own well-being. This helps to improve your overall mood (Bishop, 2022).
Therapy helps you create skills that you never knew you needed before. It is helpful in the long term. Therapy can be anxiety provoking if you have never gone before. That is okay. Remember to breathe. It is important to keep yourself not only physically healthy but mentally healthy as well. Work that brain out! Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.
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GoodTherapy. (2022, February 9). Why should I go to therapy? 8 signs it's time to see a therapist. GoodTherapy.org Therapy Blog. Retrieved April 6, 2023, from https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/why-should-i-go-to-therapy-8-signs-its-time-to-see-a-therapist