As we all know, life is not easy. Sometimes we experience issues that are difficult to resolve on our own. In these situations, overwhelming thoughts and emotions may cause us to react in unpleasant ways. Bad relationships can weaken our judgement and impair our ability to function effectively in life. When we are sick, we quickly seek the professional help of a doctor to help us physically feel better. However, when we are mentally ill, our rapid response to seek assistance vanishes. Why? The most common response from clients was that they did not want to be viewed as being weak by others. They ask themselves, “What will people think of me?” A therapist can help with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, communication, low self-esteem, negative thoughts, and relationship issues just to name a few.
Have you ever heard of “Talk-therapy”? This concept is developed around building a trusting and confidential relationship with a professional counselor who allows you to express your feelings and concerns without judgement. He or she will help guide you into gaining insight and meaning to difficult situations you have experienced in life. This process is not quick or easy. Effective therapy requires clients to be honest with themselves. Clients must admit their problems, accept what they can’t change, and commit to change and goal setting in order to become a better version of themselves. Practical and long-term success involves patience and consistency. Clients must be willing to explore repressed memories, thoughts and feelings that may be causing emotional discomfort as well as understand how they play a vital role into who they are today. Deep rooted issues can take longer to resolve testing your patience, acceptance and willingness to move forward.
Are your thoughts or moods keeping you from living your best life? If so, TCP Marriage & Family Services is here to help. For more information on the services please call our office at (210) 516-2607 or visit our website at: www.tcpmfs.org.