At one time or another, all of us have faced situations that we’ve struggled to cope with, but sometimes, we may find ourselves dealing with stressors that have become unmanageable, such as:
- A loss or a significant life change
- Complicated family or relationship dynamics
- Long periods of depression and/or anxiety
- Struggles with eating disorders, substance use, or addiction
- Trauma, abuse, or toxic relationships
- Mental illness
If you’re feeling stuck, burned out, isolated, or just tired of struggling for so long – it’s important to know that you don’t have go through this alone. There may be people in your life who can offer emotional support, which is a wonderful gift – but talking with a trained psychotherapist has benefits beyond the support you can receive from loved ones.
Working with a therapist can help you learn to:
- Better manage your emotions
- Improve your communication and interpersonal skills
- Identify negative thinking patterns and replace them with helpful thoughts and behaviors
- Develop skills and techniques that help you cope with stressors
- Understand how your past experiences affect you in the present
- Reduce the symptoms of mental illness
Whatever reasons you may have for considering therapy, talking to a mental health professional in a safe, judgement-free space can inspire profound changes that improve your quality of life, your relationship with others, and your relationship with yourself.