Progress in Therapy: From Stagnation to Mobility

Progress in therapy Progress with therapy looks different for everyone.

It may look like a reduction in panic attacks and anxiety levels, light after never-ending darkness linked to tragedy and grief, a respite from the clutches of depression, or learning the self-advocacy and communication skills that create peaceful resolutions following years of conflict with a loved one. Progress is, at its core, creating movement from stagnation.

The Road to Making Progress in Therapy 

Often, we find ourselves in therapy working through issues that have created immobility in our lives. Those issues have produced feelings of “being stuck” or ”I don’t know what to do anymore.” Being stuck in a negative feedback loop leaves us in stagnation. In this stagnation, we are not living our lives. One of the most rewarding things about my job as a therapist is seeing a client work hard in and out of therapy, utilizing our therapeutic alliance to create movement in their lives. This movement; not free of challenges, setbacks, or discomfort, lives in a place of acceptance and the autonomy of having our own choices.

The most successful clients I have had the honor and privilege to serve, recognize this each in their own way. They find a way to start living life again… moving. In this movement is freedom, and in this freedom is progress.


About Bradd Buckingham, M.A., LPC-R; Resident in Counseling: 

Bradd is currently a resident in counseling providing counseling services at our Fredericksburg location. He is actively pursuing his license in Professional Counseling (LPC). Bradd is a recent graduate of The University of the Cumberlands with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He completed a demanding internship working with individuals and couples at Fredericksburg Counseling Services.  

Bradd specializes in working with individuals with complex trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression. He can offer a safe environment for individuals and families in the LGBTQ community, as well as individuals with a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. 

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