In the last ten years, there has been a huge change on how people view therapy. Mental health has become a huge trending topics on social media and for good reason! The stigma that therapy is meant strictly for mentally ill patients or seriously “messed up” people is fading away and I am absolutely loving it. My therapist once told me that over 50+ million people receive some type of therapy every year, and that number is only growing.
There are so many different types of therapy that someone could benefit from; whether it’s a in-person 1:1, or on the phone or even a Skype session, there are plenty of options for everyone. Feelings of anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and specific phobias are not issues that disappear on their own. Take care of yourself before it affects your life, job, and personal relationships.
Here are five ways everyone can benefit from seeing a therapist.
It Helps Organize Your Thoughts + Input A Strategy
Sometimes we just need a safe place where we can express our mental thoughts or negative thinking. You don’t have to have a serious issue to talk to someone because sometimes we simply need feedback during stressful times.
Moving Past The Past
Therapy helps you quiet that annoying voice in your head that affects your self-esteem. A lot of these under-lying emotions are a direct result of our past (childhood, past relationships, peers, etc). A lot of our decisions are shaped by the past and therapy helps you deal with those issues head on.
Unlike our friends or are family members, therapists offer a completely unbiased opinion because their job is to put you in a reality check and think objectively. We are often blinded by the advice of those we care about because we think that there opinion is skewed at times.
Finding The Right Place
Finding the right therapist will be directly affect your results of effective therapy. Luckily, I have found the perfect place that works for me, Ray of Hope Counseling Services. Ray of Hope Counseling Services provides individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy. For me, I first started with individual therapy and eventually that led to couple’s therapy for my partner and I and it has helped tremendously! They helped us deal with pre-marital concerns and our relationships has never been stronger. Ray of Hope Counseling Services help strengthen individuals, families, and couples with all of life’s ups and downs. What I love about Ray of Hope Counseling Services is that they are highly educated and licensed as well as hold additional training and certifications. They provide services in Kennesaw, Alpharetta, Conyers, Athens, Canton, Peachtree City, and East Cobb/Marietta, GA.