Many people think seeking therapy signifies weakness, lack of control or mental instability. Most of the time, however, this is not the case. In reality, everyone can benefit from seeing a therapist. Therapy can make you emotionally (and even physically) stronger. It can help you become more organized, productive and successful, and many of the world’s most well-respected leaders seek therapy.
Nobody is immune to stress, depression, marital problems, or parenting issues. These are just a few of the things a therapist can help you address. The list of issues treated in therapy is nearly endless. But, there are some common reasons people from all walks of life seek therapy.
Some people have specific goals they would like to achieve or issues they’d like to work on in order to live happier, more fulfilling lives.
Family dynamics can be difficult to understand, much less navigate. Many people (and families) work with therapists to improve communication and relationships and help them overcome emotional trauma caused by family problems.
Sometimes, people realize they are not meant to be together and decide to legally separate. Therapy can help parents who are divorcing walk their children through the process, develop healthy co-parenting relationships and deal with the stress divorce often creates.
No one chooses to become addicted to chemicals, compulsive eating or unhealthy behaviors such as gambling. It just happens. Thankfully, there are therapists who specialize in helping people understand and address their addictions.
Feelings and emotions are normal – but not if they continually have a negative effect on your life. Therapists can help you understand and overcome the causes of anxiety, depression, anger, and other self-defeating feelings.
Many people struggle to communicate with others at work or in social situations. Sometimes, all that is needed is spending time with a therapist to overcome social anxiety, communication problems and other issues that keep you from feeling comfortable interacting with others.
Life is full of decisions. Investing in therapy allows you to talk through major decisions, evaluate your options from a variety of angles and feel more confident with the choices you make.
Dealing with loss – whether the loss of a loved one, a relationship or a job – can be difficult. Therapy can help you cope with the loss quicker and move forward with positive purpose.
Everyone can benefit from therapy. Contact us at 702-438-7800 to schedule your first session today!