Adult and Family Counseling
It’s no secret, and in fact it’s been said for over a thousand years in a thousand different ways: As we think, so we feel.
The truth is: if we can change our thinking we can change EVERYTHING. We feel better emotionally, we succeed more and accept setbacks without all the drama that sometimes follows. Why then don’t more people do it? Is it too late to change? Am I too old to change or too young to be happy? Too broke? In the wrong relationship or no relationship? The answer is simple, but it isn’t always easy. We learn a new way to think.
Sounds like a tall order, but everyone is equipped to do it. Everyone has the ability no matter who we are, no matter how much or how little we have, no matter how addicted or how unhappy we feel. Today there’s another truth that is also thousands of years old: “This too shall pass,” and it will. This is one of the few guarantees in life!
Through coping responses, we learn to “Adapt” our thinking to various situations we’ve had difficulties in facing. Sometimes those are new, and some of them we’ve had to face over and over.
In therapy we learn some new ways or things to do that can help us. One of the “Tricks” is that we learn not to apply permanent decisions to temporary problems.
As we practice them these new ways become second Nature. We “internalize” some “coping” mechanisms. Notice in discussing Nature it’s been capitalized? Well this is your Nature that you will tap into during therapy. It’s nothing new, there’s nothing magical about it. No one has to do it for you because it’s already part of you. It’s your Nature!
There are many paths to change we just have to select the one that we align with.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is by far the most widely suggested style or discipline of therapy for many of life’s dilemmas and even deep rooted relationship problems (the kind that go back all of our lives to the point that life may actually seem too difficult face).
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) is another proven therapeutic modality we can use to look at past issues and change the way they can affect how we deal with the everyday surprises that come our way.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an approach we use extensively for folks dealing with and suffering from depression. Specifically, this approach can help with recurring relapses of depression or what some might describe as unhappiness. The main message here is that if you are chronically unhappy or depressed, you can change it yourself.
Understand that the fundamental purpose of therapy is to help you live and feel better. You use therapy to climb from a place where certain things aren’t working in your life to a place where you feel happier, clearer, and more empowered to go out and live your life as the best possible version of you.
You deserve the happiness and freedom from “old” cycles of thinking and behaviors that may have been with you as long as you can remember.
Finding a qualified, confident therapist is essential in applying these changes and techniques.
Therapy should be as brief as possible and as long as is necessary for you to move forward on your own.
Call for a free consultation today.
We care and all are welcome.