One of the most common things we see in our practice is individuals seeking therapy because they are feeling, for lack of a better word, lost. Have you ever had that feeling that something in your life is off but you can’t put your finger on it? The wonderful thing about coming in to see a therapist on your own is that it’s just you and your sounding board/guide. The attention is 100% on you, which may be a little nerve racking for some, but it is a good thing.
It is important for us to know ourselves and be able to address our own issues head on. It can be easy to shy away from looking at ourselves in a realistic light and taking the steps needed to change for the better. The therapy room is a safe place to begin that difficult process with the guidance of a trained professional. Many people talk to their friends and family about issues within their lives and just as many keep those thoughts and feelings bottled up and unshared. Getting involved in therapy is a great option for either type of person. People already skilled at sharing will enjoy the ease of talking to an impartial person who can help them take their thinking and understanding about themselves to a deeper level. On the flip side of that, individuals who find it difficult or uncomfortable to open up to others about their emotions can begin to build the skills needed to be able to share safely with others.