Do you feel that in some way your life is stalled or being derailed? Are you struggling with what to do next? If so, there is no risk in picking up the phone and making the call. It is very possible that through this simple action you may be taking the first step towards a better life.
Sometimes we become so accustomed to living in circumstances that cause us pain. So much so that we end up thinking that nothing and no one could help us change what is occurring within us or externally outside of us. But that is not the truth. The truth is that getting stuck in pain or circumstances does not need to be a permanent way of living. Everyone can benefit from the support and feedback of a professional during times of difficulty. Research has shown that to gain lasting change, external support is vital. Otherwise it’s simply too easy to fall back into old habits, damaging forms of attachment and ways of living that feel familiar even when those modes of coping are unhealthy or unsafe.
It’s my belief that therapy can make a substantial difference in an individual’s life. It can furnish the environment that leads to safe, effective and lasting change in both mental and physical health. It can increase quality of life, decrease levels of distress, assist in aligning thoughts and actions, support difficult life circumstances and bolster a general level of clarity and perception which allows the natural processes of growth to occur. Therapy can equip individuals to make gains that last long after the therapeutic relationship has ended.