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Talking To A Therapist: Why Seeing A Mental Health Counselor Helps

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No doubt that as psychology has progressed over the last 150 years, many aspects of Sigmund Freud’s teachings have fallen away. But there is one aspect of early psychology that has stuck around: talking about your problems helps. Make someone comfortable on a couch, ask the right questions, and the healing has begun.
Of course, when you visit us you won’t have to sit on a couch. Pick the chair that makes you feel comfortable and let’s talk. But who do you need to talk to?

Someone who’s a third party: When you talk to a friend about a problem, they’ll be supportive to a fault, almost always inclined to agree with you. When that happens, you might stop looking for solutions within and simply blame the world around you.
This is why it’s important to talk to a licensed mental health counselor, someone who doesn’t have a stake in the matter. Also, when you know that your therapist is legally bound to remain confidential, you’re more likely to open up and say things that you would never say to a friend or relative…or even yourself.

Someone trained to ask the right questions: One of the most important things we can do for you is ask questions. When you’re asked a question, you might not know what the answer is right away. But you heard the question, and your mind is working on it even when you don’t realize it. You might answer the question weeks later, but it might be a key to healing.

Someone trained to help you find the answers: We don’t have the answers for you. We don’t know every event in your life that has led up to this moment, and can’t answer the questions for you. But we will do whatever we can to help you find a happier you…it’s what we’re trained to do, and it works for nearly every person in the world.
No matter your problems, we hope to see you soon. Contacting us is the first step to a healthier you!

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