Change is hard. But worth it.

By Jack Fox, M.A., Resident in Counseling

Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash

Are you healthy and well, or just comfortable? Comfort can be a tricky subject when dealing with health and wellness.

Often times, individuals find themselves in poor health, either mentally or physically, because they are comfortable and unwilling to change. Humans are conditioned to seek the path of least resistance when going about life. Changes that will result in better health in the long term are often difficult and painful when starting out. Much like sore muscles when starting a fitness regimen, dealing with mental health issues can be painful at first.

Many would rather continue to avoid dealing with their stuff than have to endure the work it takes to change.

Luckily, the first step is often the hardest, and therapists are here to come along side you to help facilitate changes you want to see in your life!


About Jack Fox:

Jack graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Psychology and recently finished his graduate work at Regent University with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Throughout his studies, Jack has seen and worked with many clients, both adolescents and adults, struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment issues, and even people with a desire to get to know themselves just a little bit better! The more Jack has worked with people, the more a simple truth has come to light: You are not alone!

Jack believes that success in therapy results from a combination of understanding first what is dysfunctional, then where the dysfunction comes from. Finally, changing a behavior resulting from the thoughts or emotions driving the dysfunction can result in truly powerful changes in life. He mainly uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EDMR, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy to help attain the goals of his clients. Through these techniques, Jack enters into relationship with his clients and gets to understand and hear their full story, providing a safe environment for vulnerability.

To learn more about Jack, visit HERE.

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