What Is Therapy?
A place where people come to HEAL and REINVENT themselves. It’s also a place where you can learn what YOU want out of life and how to get those things. Therapy is a place for EVERYONE, and not just the people that society deems as “crazy”. Therapy is for those who may experience grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, chronic stress, anger management, and etc. Therapy also falls under the medical field because our mental health affects our overall physical health (i.e stress that leads to headaches, high blood pressure, and muscle aches). When symptoms like these surface, many of us go to a doctor with hopes of improving their physical health, not knowing that these symptoms are stemming from our mental health (or lack thereof).
During your first session, many therapist do what’s called an “intake session” where they ask very simple questions such as “what are your goals for therapy?”. I always like to take time to get a firm grasp on what brings you in for therapy & how I can help. I also love taking this time to get to know you and vice versa! I may ask what are your hobbies, what is your dream vacation, or your favorite sports team! Every session after that is dedicated to working towards your goals & presenting concerns. During these sessions, we’ll process, practice new techniques, introduce new thoughts & ideas, assign task, and most of all grow! As the sessions progress, we’ll slowly start checking off goals for example “Utilizing mindfulness apps such as headspace 3 times a week to reduce stress from work”. Once all our goals are completed, we’ll discontinue services with the option of monthly or bi monthly check-ins as a way to follow up!
Reasons To Give Therapy A Try
- Therapy’s effects persist over the long-haul
- Physical symptoms get treated, too
- Repressed emotions will come back to haunt you later on
- Passive-aggressive emotions will fade away
- It will give you a whole new perspective on other people & yourself
- It helps you to deal with future curve balls
- Talking about things gives them shape
- You’ll know you’re not alone
- It will rewire your brain
- You won’t have to self-medicate anymore
- It enables you to teach the next generation a better way
Take A Live Look At A Therapy Session Below:
California Rapper, YG was a victim of a shooting which led him to turn to alcohol to cope with his paranoia. As a result, YG turns to therapy for the first time to relive this moment.
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