Is therapy right for me?
People seek therapy or counseling for many reasons. Issues such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and general life transitions are significant enough to seek counseling. We all go through life changes and lose people who have been our main support in our life like, mother, father, brother, aunt or uncle. We suffer with grief and need the guidance of therapist to help and guide us through the process. Adjusting to family members who have a substance abuse issues is a very overwhelming and people seek the help of counselors who have experience working with family members to seek balance in their own life. Others may be encouraged by family, friends, or medical professionals to seek help, and in some cases, a person may be mandated to attend therapy as part of a court ruling or by a parent or guardian (if the person is a minor).
Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives. It takes courage to attend therapy, and it takes dedication to see it through. Together, the individual and the therapist will determine the goals of therapy, and if the therapy should be short- or long-term.