Life has its ups and downs. When life is good, we feel good. But when life throws us a curveball, when we’re challenged by a situation that feels beyond our ability to cope, we can feel anxious, stressed and overwhelmed.
That’s when the support and expert guidance of a mental health therapist can help.
People turn to a therapist for a wide range of reasons. Some need help with a specific problem, such as an unhealthy relationship, grief or feelings of insecurity. Others come to therapy not knowing the cause of their distress, only that they have a sadness that can’t be explained, for example, or a worry that won’t go away.
Any situation that causes unhappiness or distress is a valid reason to reach out for help.
Counseling gives you an opportunity to talk with a skilled, supportive professional about the things in your life that trouble you. It gives you a private space in which to share your thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgment, and to explore constructive ways to deal with your problems.
Counseling gives you the power to create the positive changes in your life that you’re looking for.
A word from Dr. Larry Beer, CFPS Founder and Practice Director
Psychological counseling has been a great asset to me at times in my life when I struggled with depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I was stuck, and my experiences with my therapist helped me get through these difficult times. Those experiences made me decide to become a psychologist since I wanted to help others like I had been helped.
If you’re considering counseling, I hope that you can feel proud of yourself. The process of adjustment and change isn’t easy, and it takes courage to be vulnerable and to face the issues that challenge you. If you are willing to do the work, you will be rewarded with a more enjoyable and balanced life.