Can Therapy Really Help?
Everyone experiences difficulties in life.
Career stress alone is often enough to cause people to experience symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Professional issues are compounded by the difficulties many of us experience trying to achieve work/life balance – a life that allows us to do the work we love, take care of our personal needs, and spend time with those we care about most.
Most people have little inhibition about seeking the professional help of a doctor or lawyer when they encounter medical or legal difficulties. Yet, it is a sign of the lack of value our culture places on emotional health that many don’t consider seeking professional help when they encounter emotional issues that interfere with their ability to function.
While it is often easy to see where others’ difficulties lie – where they have made poor choices or are stuck in self-perpetuating cycles – we rarely have the same objectivity and clarity when it comes to our own lives.
If the changes you need to make to achieve your goals were obvious and simple, you would have figured them out by now. Making conscious what is unconscious can be extremely difficult.
Even if you know the changes you need to make, how often do you find yourself unable to follow through? Work, life, family, friends, and our relationships all seem to have a way of intervening and confounding our most well-intentioned and earnest efforts to engage in the journey of self-discovery and achieve the success we know is possible.
Psychotherapy can help you recognize and let go of subconscious patterns and beliefs that aren’t bringing you the results you desire, and summon the courage and strength to choose your own purpose and create the life you seek!
The Freedom to Create Your Future
Feeling isolated and alone, it can be easy to assume our lives are meaningless. However, each and every one of us possesses the freedom and ability to create our own values and personal life-meaning.
Yet, this very freedom to choose can be, in and of itself, a source of anxiety. If we’re free to choose, we cannot assign blame for the issues we face to someone else. You alone are responsible for your choices in life and their outcomes.
At any point in life, you are free to make different choices and, thus, re-invent yourself. You are at once the architect, planner, and builder of your life.
In order to create the change in your life you want, you must identify and hold fast to what means the most to you. Unfortunately, while easy to say, this is a task many find difficult.
But, it is possible to face the anxieties of life head-on and revel in the freedom to choose and take full responsibility for your choices. And, by creating new meaning in life – by choosing, creating, and building according to your life purpose – you can live life as your own unique adventure.
During sessions I pay careful attention to common themes and patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that exist in different areas of your life.
We will reflect upon how you’ve answered life’s challenges. You may be surprised by all the good and positive things you’ve done to this point and realize you’re spending too much time and energy focusing on negative or destructive aspects. Acknowledging the positive qualities you already possess can be enough to start the healing process.
By focusing your attention on increased awareness in the present, you can enable a new freedom to choose and act according to your life’s true purpose.
As a psychotherapist, I provide a respectful, supportive, and confidential environment in which you can explore the underlying issues that cause you difficulties, resolve the behavior patterns holding you back from achieving your goals, and create the changes in life you seek so you can move forward with optimism and confidence!
You Are the Best Investment You Can Make
Psychotherapy, like all investing, takes practice, patience, and perseverance. And like other types of investing, the sooner you begin, the longer you’ll have to enjoy the rewards.
No one can predetermine the outcomes of therapy. And doing this kind of work is not always easy, and does not always follow a linear progression.
Also, like other investments, therapy takes a commitment of both money and time. However, most clients find the compounding personal rewards of psychotherapy far greater and longer-lasting than the rewards of any other investment they make.
Money may not buy happiness, but psychotherapy can provide the self-awareness and insight that will allow you to grow, achieve a true improvement in your quality of life, and experience abundance and joy!
In a world of quick fixes and glib explanations for human behavior, psychotherapy is a commitment to a deeper understanding.
Whether or not psychotherapy is right for you is a question of what you value, want, and expect out of life. However, psychotherapy is an effective solution to a wide variety of problems ranging from relationship issues (both personal and professional), anxiety, depression, grief, loss, working through major life transitions, developing more self-esteem, and bringing more joy into your life.