Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. ~ Napoleon Hill
If so, it is likely that therapy may help you, your relationship or your family. Over the course of a well lived life, most people encounter problems, situations or worries that are difficult. Often, they use their own knowledge or resources to solve or manage these problems. However, there are problems that don’t go away or get worse even with our best efforts. In the general public, often well meaning advice like “Just get over it.” or “Don’t think about it and you won’t be bothered” are given as suggestions for dealing with life’s problems. Some people also believe that in order for therapy to be necessary a person must be “crazy” or in a really bad way.
Are you dissatisfied with the quality of your relationships with others? Are you tired of feeling bad about yourself or a situation but don’t see any end in sight? Have you been trying to overcome something from your past but feel it is still affecting your life in negative ways today? Are you scared or concerned about your own or a loved ones substance use or destructive behaviors but not sure what to do?
The truth is, therapy is for anyone who has used their resources to solve a problem or try to feel better but found the problem is still bothering them or getting worse.