While the goal of therapy is the vague "to be happier", you may not have any idea of what that means for you. That's okay. When you start therapy, we look at what's not working in your life.
Therapy can provide you with support and guidance needed for you to make changes in your life.
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health issue. These disorders can be caused by many things and can interfere with peoples' everyday lives. But anxiety disorder doesn't have to be permanent- therapy can help to lessen or even eliminate anxiety from your life.
It's common for people to feel shy or uneasy in unfamiliar or new social situations. If you have become nervous in crowded rooms or prefer to avoid social situations although, you may have social anxiety disorder. No matter the severity of your case, therapy can help you manage your anxiety in social situations.
Some people have a problem expressing their anger which can lead to problems. Some react with hostility, age, or violence while others hold all of their anger inside. Speaking to a therapist can help you develop effective ways to release and manage your anger.
We encounter stress in our lives every day. A manageable level of stress is a good thing for many people, and different periods during our lives have different stressors. Our ability to manage stress is what will determine our emotional mindset. There are many effective methods to help manage stress and balance your life.
Many people think depression is just being sad or "down in the dumps" but depression is a chronic condition with symptoms that can vary between people. Therapy provides an outlet for you to discuss what's bothering you and try to improve your state of mind.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder that affects people who've experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Adjusting to life after a traumatic event can take time, but many people can successfully make the transition. Through therapy you can slowly revisit the event so that it can be understood and accepted on a personal level.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a disorder where people have constant and repetitive thoughts, sensations, feelings, or impulses (obsessions) they alleviate by performing tasks, rituals, or certain behaviors (compulsions). Therapy can help to manage these obsessions.
Let's face it, couples argue. A certain amount of arguing is even healthy because it brings relationship issues to the forefront. When these arguments carry on for long periods of time, become a frequent occurrence, or lead to violence, they become a problem that weakens and endangers the relationship. Couples therapy can help to resolve communication issues, intimacy issues, and even parenting issues- it can help good couples become even stronger.
Grief is what we experience after a significant loss in our lives. It is an important and necessary process. The loss of something loved will never completely stop hurting. Counseling is not a "cure" for grief, but a way to manage the feelings you have during the grieving process.