When thinking about going to therapy, we often feel like it’s a last-resort option. After we have tried to figure things out for ourselves, talked with family or friends, or even tried Google or YouTube, it’s only THEN that we think about reaching out to a professional. Only if the problems we are facing seem insurmountable. What if there was a different way to think about or view therapy?
Therapy does not have to be a last resort.
Or even something that you do when your struggles are out of control or something you feel like you can’t handle on your own. Therapy can be a preemptive measure as well! Therapy sessions can cover many topic like wanting to get out ahead of a potential issue at work, discussing future plans or goals for life, or communication skills with a partner prior to any big conflicts.
Just like going to your Primary Care Physician or the gym, seeing a therapist is something that can help you stay in shape and prevent those last-ditch needs from arising. The shift in mindset about what therapy is can be a really helpful one!
About Jack Fox:
Jack graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Psychology. He recently finished his graduate work at Regent University with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Throughout his studies, Jack has seen and worked with many clients. His clients have been adolescents and adults, struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment issues. He has even worked with 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! To learn more about Jack, visit HERE.