If you have clicked on this blog title, you may be considering seeking someone who can be a listening ear and helping hand.
Taking the first step feels intimidating, and individuals can often feel lost on where to start when pursuing the right fit for them and their needs. It's also to be expected to feel clueless about what to say when you call into the office.
For this reason, we want to share with you 6 ways to help you identify if the time is right for you to encounter therapy.
1.You find yourself bringing up the same area of concern to multiple people.
This dilemma can be especially true at work, in your marriage, or some other family dynamic you feel safe expressing yourself. If you repeatedly speak about the same topic to multiple people, then therapy can be an excellent place to start regarding the proper solution. Attending sessions can allow space for you to feel seen and heard.
Sometimes the area of an issue we find ourselves often stressed about can be out of our hands, which drives us further into frustration. Having a third party with no connective ties to the issues at the surface can help provide the coping skills needed. You may also be able to find ways, together with your therapists, to deal with the matters without causing you more stress.
2. You feel stuck on repeat.
If you feel like your days run together, with a sense of something missing, then it may be time to let some emotions flow and seek a professional with whom you can share your thoughts. Schedules can often cause you to feel like you've lost yourself, significantly if the pattern has extended through long periods.
Expressing this with a therapist may open up a new understanding in which you can process what you need to do vs. what you must do, given the situation's circumstances. Your therapist can sit with you and discuss all you have to manage and help you find ways to best cope with them in the healthiest way(s) possible.
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3. You feel like you've tried it all.
From healthy eating habits to yoga to waking up early and lifting weights, it seems like everything you've tried isn't working. If this is the case, seeking a new professional outlet could be just the refresher you need.
4. You've been relying on social media/ Tok-Tok videos for help and guidance.
A professional could be your best start if you lie in bed each night only to see inspirational clips or motivational messages to help pull you through this time. While online stimulation is convenient, sometimes the videos in our newsfeed can be beneficial for a moment, but the following day is forgotten entirely.
Seeking a therapist ensures that you implement what you are working through together and are not just getting through utilizing short clips each night before bed.
5. You have experienced a significant change recently.
This could be a divorce, job change, life crisis, family shift, etc. While the effects of the difference may not be dominant right now, you want to ensure that it doesn't catch up with you later. Suppressing reality is a quick fix, but with any quick fix comes neglecting one's needs.
By addressing and acknowledging the trauma you have endured, a therapist can help you manage your emotions, which can later help you avoid the overwhelmingness of what has happened.
6. You want a transformation but are unsure which direction to go.
You know that you are ready for something new, but you also understand that it must take place at the right time and needs to be in a healthy form. This sign can lead you to the most incredible offerings a therapist can help bring forth because together, you can set goals and, while you work towards them, have someone to hold you accountable.
Tips when calling into schedule your first appointment:
- Call when you have good service, and are not distracted.
- Make sure you allow yourself at least 10 minutes to ensure we receive all of your information correctly.
- If you are using insurance, please have your member ID ready to allow us to schedule you.
- Be prepared to give a little information so we can pair you with the best fit per your needs.
If you are interested in speaking to our front admin regarding an appointment: Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page or call the office at 478-352-0422.
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The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.