Always There for You
While therapy's overall goal is often the very vague concept of becoming "happier," you may not have any idea what that means for you yet. That's okay; We will break down your overall goals into smaller, achievable steps together. Specifically, we will help you shed light on the following:
While having a helping professional is important, what you do with the therapist is just as important. This process is not passive. It requires your active participation, motivation, and commitment. Clients who work hard at helping themselves are more likely to have successful outcomes.
LISTEN TO YOUR DISCOMFORT
Expect emotional discomfort, as it is always part of the growth process. In therapy, you will take risks and try novel ways of thinking and behaving. Your growth depends on your ability to tolerate this discomfort. It's crucial to choose a therapist you trust so that when discomfort strikes, you feel safe enough to let down your walls and examine the cause.
Discomfort is revealing and useful; often, it signals a problem area for you, and exploring it with your therapist can be a catalyst for profound change. There is an exception, however. If your discomfort doesn't stem from your own 'stuff,' but from your relationship with your therapist, it could be a red flag telling you that your therapist might not be the right fit for you. Trust yourself on this.
BE OPEN TO CHANGE
You're embarking this journey for support and guidance to make changes in your life. Since how you've been currently living (thinking, behaving, etc.) is no longer working for you like you want it to, it's time to take your life off of autopilot and try something new. If you're with a helping professional you trust, take the risk… you have nothing to lose.