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Fax: 734-585-5634

Thinking of Starting Therapy For The First Time?

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Are you struggling in school, at work, with relationships or find yourself having a hard time coping with change or loss?

Are you not feeling like yourself?

While life has its ups and downs, and while sometimes we can breeze through the minor hiccups, there are moments when we face obstacles that feel more like roadblocks and professional counseling is the best way to go.  Engaging in therapy can be a game-changer. 

Wonder how counseling can be a game changer when you hit obstacles?

Navigating life’s curveballs can be tough, and while many of us have friends and family to turn to, it’s not always easy or possible to share our deepest concerns with them. Plus, as well meaning as they may be, their advice might not always be what’s best or most effective.  In fact, at times, relying on non-professional guidance can complicate matters further. On the other hand, our therapists offer their experience and expertise but also a safe, nonjudgmental and objective environment.  Pairing the therapeutic relationship with tools and skills they provide, they are able to facilitate healing, growth and change as well as deepen insight into what is and is not working while capitalizing on your strengths and goals.   

We may be a bit biased but we believe in the power of therapy and understand why many graduate schools require their students to also go through personal therapy. After all, who doesn’t have things to address or improve.  Participating in therapy can help you reshape your life in positive ways so we can show up in the world the best we can be.  We have also heard from a client that “Having a therapist is like having a personal coach and confidant, all rolled into one. They provide a listening ear while assisting you with developing the tools to take charge of your life to do what is right for you”.

Provides a Safe Space

Therapy offers a safe and confidential environment where you can express your feelings without judgment. It’s a space where you can be your authentic self, share your fears, frustrations and dreams. The establishing of trust within this protected setting that enables both healing and growth.  

Offers New Perspectives

Let’s face it, sometimes, we’re too close to our problems to see them clearly.  A therapist can offer a fresh, unbiased perspective, helping you to see things in a new light. This can be a bit eye opening and can pave the way for solutions that you might not have considered on your own. 

Teaches Coping Strategies 

Life is unpredictable, but how we respond to its challenges makes all the difference. Therapy can equip you with effective coping strategies to manage stress, anxiety and other difficulties.. These tools are not just useful for now, they’re skills you will carry with you throughout life. 

Helps Identify Patterns 

As humans, we are creatures of habit and as a result, we often fall into patterns of behavior or thinking that may not serve us well. Therapy can help you identify these patterns and understand their roots. With this awareness, you can start making conscious changes to break free from cycles that hold you back. 

Builds Resilience 

In working through your challenges in therapy, you will naturally build resilience. You learn that it’s possible to come out on the other side, stronger.  This resilience alone  is empowering and will provide you with the confidence to face future challenges head-on.

Encourages Self-Discovery

Therapy isn’t just about solving problems. It’s about the journey to self discovery. Through conversations and reflections, you may uncover passions, desires and aspects of your identity that you hadn’t fully identified. This deeper self-awareness can enrich your life in countless ways.

Supports Personal Growth 

Therapy can be a catalyst for personal growth. As you overcome obstacles, you evolve. You may find yourself more compassionate, more grounded or more driven.  The list goes on.  While therapy does take work, it is well worth it as it supports you in becoming the best version of yourself, equipped to live a fulfilling life. 

Dealing with life’s obstacles can be overwhelming but know you don’t have to do it alone. Therapy can be your secret weapon and can help you navigate through tough times to emerge stronger. Remember, seeking help is a sign of courage, a step towards embracing change, healing and growth. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out! We are always happy to answer questions and we have a team of providers to choose from.

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