Say the word therapy to ten different people and chances are you’ll get ten different responses, including misconceptions. What isn’t a misconception is our need to talk about difficult emotions and situations, and work through any challenges that have become stumbling blocks.
Participating in therapy is not shameful and it doesn’t mean you’re weak. The only unfortunate thing about therapy is that too often people who need it don’t seek it out.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most commonly used psychotherapeutic intervention worldwide, but whatever techniques or treatments you participate in, therapy is a powerful tool that can help decrease emotional suffering and increase psychological well-being.
Each person has different motives for going to therapy, and here are some common reasons why it may be a good choice for you.
If you’re having thoughts about self-harm or suicide, talking to a professional can help you to sort through harmful thoughts and emotions. Suicide is a totally preventable situation, and a short-term answer not a long-term solution. If you’re thinking of hurting yourself, you can seek immediate help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
If you’re experiencing mood swings or having more negative thoughts or moods, reach out. A therapist can help you to pinpoint the reasons behind your thoughts and feelings, and recommend appropriate coping strategies. Likewise, if you’re using a substance as a coping mechanism, a professional can help you to confront and manage what’s going on in your life.
If you find yourself withdrawing from the activities and people that used to bring you happiness, it may be a sign of an underlying issue. In therapy, you’ll have the opportunity to explore what’s going on in your life in a confidential and accepting environment.
Lastly, if you’re experiencing a disruption in sleeping habits this could be a signal that there is something deeper going on.
In a nutshell, therapy is one of the best investments you can make to ensure your current well-being and happiness.
Lifelong recovery is possible: all you need to do is reach out. Starbent Recovery was founded on the belief that people suffering from addictive disorders, trauma, and other co-occurring issues can thrive in the right environment.
Our professional, dedicated staff have the understanding, experience, and compassion necessary to support each resident’s clinical treatment team goals. We offer individualized tier level programs and guidance with residents’ personal recovery and independent living goals.
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