Healing Through Therapy
Therapy can be an effective treatment for a host of mental and emotional problems. Simply talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive person can often make you feel better. It can be very healing, in and of itself, to voice your worries or talk about something that’s weighing on your mind. And it feels good to be listened to, to know that someone else cares about you and wants to help. While it can be very helpful to talk about your problems to close friends and family members, sometimes you need help that the people around you aren’t able to provide. When you need extra support, an outside perspective, or some expert guidance, talking to a therapist or counselor can help. While the support of friends and family is important, therapy is different. Therapists are professionally-trained listeners who can help you get to the root of your problems, overcome emotional challenges, and make positive changes in your life.
In therapy, many people make peace with their past by healing old hurts and regrets. The therapeutic relationship in many ways can help you decrease depression and anxiety and increase self-esteem. During therapy, you can learn to take control of and manage your own feelings. Most individuals learn new ways of interacting with others and change their life patterns. You can learn to grow to be more self-accepting and to be able to tap into inner peace even in times of turmoil. Still, others find courage and strength to be more fully themselves and find that they take more personal risks and live more satisfying lives.
Whether you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, or relationship problems, your therapist will help you understand the counter-productivity of your current situation. Often anger, shame, or pain that originated in the past can re-emerge in other contexts and relationships, making it seem you are forever trapped in a way of being that has no solution. Whatever the issue, therapy ultimately will help you discover choices, feelings, and subconscious thoughts you did not realize you had. Therapy helps you take actions to break free from the past. It helps you set a course for the life you want to live rather than remain in the trapped life you’ve been living.