The feeling of trust and acceptance that can occur in therapy has the power to be life changing. There are many different reasons why someone decides to enter therapy. Maybe you are feeling stuck, down, unsure of how to realize your goals. Perhaps you are having difficulty maintaining satisfying personal relationships. You might have received a mental health diagnosis, like 20% percent of Americans (National Institute of Mental Health) and need assistance learning coping skills. A loved one might have suggested that you see someone to manage your anger or obsessive behaviors.
At times, chronic unhappiness can be a product of resistance. Some common forms of resistance include resistance to change or to disappointment. Finding balance in today’s fast paced world can be a challenge as well, and my clients are usually much happier after discovering and clarifying what is important to them. The ability to focus on what makes us happy and prioritize it leads to greater satisfaction in life. Setting boundaries and saying no when necessary are two ways to enforce your priorities.
Many factors affect the chances of therapeutic success, the main factor being the quality of the therapeutic relationship. However, it takes patience to find the right therapist. It is crucial that any therapist put their ego aside and the client’s needs first. Working in the therapeutic community in Atlanta for as long as I have means I know some other great practitioners and can make appropriate referrals if needed.
“I WANT YOU TO GET EXCITED ABOUT WHO YOU ARE, WHAT YOU ARE, WHAT YOU HAVE, AND WHAT CAN STILL BE FOR YOU. I WANT TO INSPIRE YOU TO SEE THAT YOU CAN GO FAR BEYOND WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW.”