Why Individual Counseling & Psychotherapy?
When we’re young, it’s easy to think we have all the answers.
But as we get older, it’s not uncommon for us to realize that, not only do we not have all the answers, we’re not even sure we know the right questions!
Perhaps you’ve discovered that your relationships with your partner, family members, colleagues and friends – even your relationship with yourself – no longer seem to work the way they once did, or the way you thought they did.
Or maybe you just can’t seem to shake the constant or recurring feelings of anxiety, guilt, self-doubt, or depression.
And no matter what you try – taking better care of yourself, discussing problems with friends and family members, meditating, trying to approach people in different ways – nothing seems to work, at least not for long, and the same negative cycle begins again.
After a while, you start to feel helpless and hopeless.
But feeling helpless, or responsible, or guilty about being the cause of the issues you’re facing only seems to make matters worse.
If any of this sounds familiar … if you feel like you missed out on your copy of the How to Create the Relationships and Life You Love Handbook … you’re far from alone.
Fortunately, the fact that you’re reading this tells me that you still have hope … and help is available!
Can Counseling and Individual Therapy Really Help?
If you have financial or legal issues, you get professional help. If you have medical issues or you’re in some sort of physical pain, you seek treatment from an M.D., right? Well professional counseling and individual therapy are no different.
Clients come to us because the emotional pain they’re experiencing is interfering with their ability to function or keeping them from the fulfilling relationships and lives they desire.
Unfortunately, while most people don’t think twice about seeking the professional help of a doctor or lawyer, our culture is still learning how to value our emotional health.
And some people are still afraid of seeing a therapist, or they have an antiquated idea of what psychotherapy is, or there’s still some stigma … But we’re not that scary! 😉
Don’t get me wrong. It definitely takes courage to be vulnerable in front of another person.
But after they experience professional counseling and individual therapy, the vast majority of our clients feel and wish that they had come in for help a long time ago!
In fact millions of Americans seek out counseling and psychotherapy services each year, and with good reason … they can be extremely positive, life-changing processes, which remain unparalleled in their ability to transform people’s lives.
Professional counseling and psychotherapy provide a confidential and supportive environment in which you can discuss and resolve issues involving:
- Communication and relationship issues with partners, colleagues, family members, and friends;
- Anxiety, panic attacks, and work-related stress;
- Depression, grief, and bereavement;
- Life transitions;
- Traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
- Anger management;
- Addiction recovery; and
- Professional enrichment, performance enhancement, and achieving work-life balance.
And that’s to name just a few.
Yes, exercise, meditation, long walks, talking with loved ones, even antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs can all be helpful.
However, none of these things can really help us work through and heal the emotional wounds that underlie most of the issues we face.
Professional counseling and psychotherapy are all about exploring who you are, what you really want, and learning the skills and tools necessary to truly heal and intentionally create positive, lasting change.
And the counseling and psychotherapy services we offer at Mindful Practices can help you do just that: change problems into solutions and change challenges into opportunities for learning and growth.
Are Counseling and Individual Therapy Right for You?
Being willing to look at ourselves, question our assumptions, and do the work necessary to create change isn’t easy. Then again, few things that are worthwhile usually are.
Most of us would rather not go to the gym at 5:30 in the morning. But once we get there, show up, and do the work for an hour, we feel great.
Professional counseling and psychotherapy aren’t much different.
A lot of clients come into sessions feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted – they’re anxious, depressed, they haven’t slept – but what they feel at the end of our sessions together is the exact opposite. They’re invigorated. Now they’re accessing all of these wonderful feelings. So you can think of counseling and psychotherapy like going to gym – like a mental/emotional workout – but even better!
If you’re looking to improve your self-esteem, to set and maintain healthy boundaries that help you take care of you, or you’d just like to remain calm, centered, and objective in the face of others’ unhealthy behaviors, and have a greater understanding of your own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, professional counseling and psychotherapy can help.
You CAN recognize and appreciate your unique resources and gifts, and learn to turn any challenge into an opportunity for growth and fulfillment.
This is the power of effective counseling and psychotherapy. And seeing the dramatic, positive, lasting changes clients create in their lives is the reason we love doing the work we do!
So, if you’re ready to explore who you are, what you really want, and do the work necessary to create the richly rewarding and fulfilling relationships and life you desire and deserve, I encourage you to contact us today, and schedule a free, 15-minute, initial phone consultation. We look forward to connecting and helping you create a life you truly love!
Mindful Practices – Personal Therapists providing Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy and Individual Therapy in Campbell, CA
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