Going to see a therapist has long been stigmatized in our culture. Over and over again those who go to a therapist are portrayed as “crazies”. They go every week and have dark thoughts or are extreme germaphobes, but that just isn’t the case. Some clients do have the more major needs that a weekly session benefits but the majority have smaller problems that are much easier to deal with in the presence of a licensed professional. While we suggest building a relationship with the therapist by attending multiple counseling sessions so they can get to know you, many clients report that after a couple of sessions they felt a significant change had occurred.
Individual Counseling is helpful but not always the most effective way.
Issues will appear in life and in relationships that we are unable to fix singularly. In this case, our therapists act as interested third party moderators in family counseling situations or couples therapy. Safe ground to discuss issues that have arose in those relationships, is imperative to fixing the problem. Being able to calmly communicate to one another, through the help of a therapist, is beneficial to all.
In the end, Its you we want to help, and its you who reaps the benefits. Psychological illness is hard to diagnose and hard to treat, but taking steps to better yourself through therapy should be considered a noble cause. If privacy is a concern of yours, online video counseling is always an option. Taking that first step is the hardest, but after that first step, you’ll be happier with yourself.