Thriveworks counselors want you to know that no matter what your situation, no matter how difficult things in your life are right now, no matter what problems you are facing–you can experience a better life.
If today you are on this website, and you are in a place of hurt or pain, you are not alone. In fact, we live in times when many people are hurting. I don’t know exactly what you are going through right now, but maybe you are struggling with one (or all) of the following Common Life Problems.
A Brief Introduction to Four Common Counseling Therapy Issues
One in 5 people experience depression every year. This isn’t just “the blues”, or feeling down. Depression steals life away from both the persons who struggle with it, and their loved ones.
Symptoms of depression can include: sadness, loss of interest in enjoyable activities, weight loss or weight gain, change of appetite, insomnia or excessive sleep, slowed physical movements, agitation, decreased energy or fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, excessive guilt, indecisiveness, an inability to concentrate, and more.
In Boston, depression can be exacerbated by our busy and time-starved lives, and by the short summers and long-dark winters.
Anxiety is a constant fearful state, accompanied by a feeling of unrest, dread, or worry. Anxiety is aroused by a number of factors: External situations (viewing the news, a fast paced lifestyle), Physical well being (lack of sleep, blood sugar), Learning (parents who were highly anxious), and Trauma (situations that caused great pain).
Anxiety symptoms can include:
- Inability to relax
- Tense feelings
- Rapid heartbeat
- Dry mouth
- Increased blood pressure
- Jumpiness or feeling faint
- Excessive perspiring
- Feeling clammy
- Constant anticipation of trouble
- Constant feeling of uneasiness
Self-image, Self-esteem, or Self-worth
Self-esteem refers to an inner sense of value that gives a person resilience to attacks or criticism. Every person has ideas about their self-worth.
Having good self-esteem does NOT mean being proud or having an over-blown “ego”.
Low self-esteem can cause: feelings of self-hate, believing that one is unworthy or incompetent, a refusal to get close to people, a belief that one doesn’t deserve strong or supportive relationships, refusal to trust others, and an inability to accept oneself as special or unique.
Your self-esteem is in trouble when you allow others to convince you that you are not valuable or significant.
Poor self-esteem is often the result of prolonged periods of negative feedback in a person’s life. This results in deep wounds and emotional pain.
Relationship Problems (and Loneliness)
We feel more isolated today than ever before.
50% of marriages end in divorce. Communication problems, anger, dependency, jealousy, painful pasts, adultery, and uncertainty about a relationship’s future are just a few of the things that can cause serious relationship problems.
Also, today (more than ever) persons are finding that they feel completely alone, even in a large city, such as Boston, MA.
The problem of isolation gets even worse when we work long hours, have moved several times, or when our social support system has left us.
Thriveworks Counseling Therapy Basics
Do these problems sound familiar to you? It is no secret that today, people are hurting. We live in the most affluent times in history of the world, but affluent times do not make our problems go away (and many of us still struggle to make ends meet).
Thrive Boston Counseling Therapists believe that too many lives are wasted by the problems of depression, anxiety, self-image, and by broken relationships. Too many of us suffer and hide from our problems, such as addiction, sexual Issues, anger problems, or eating Disorders (to name a few).
“I want counseling help. How do I get Started?” First, I want to congratulate you on taking the first step to finding counseling. If you are reading this you are SO CLOSE to making change happen in your life. Maybe it has taken you months to get this far–maybe it has taken years…
Thriveworks Counselors, every year, individuals, couples, and families across the United States. We serve clients who work at Harvard University, MIT, Boston University, Tufts, McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital–many of our clients are some of the the top thinkers in the country who trust and rely on the care provided by Thriveworks Counselors.
Thriveworks counselors and life coaches are focused on you, the client. Simply put, from the first time you make a phone call to our office, to the first time you arrive, you are always respected and treated with sensitive, professional care. At Thriveworks, you are a person, not a disorder. Not a combination of symptoms–which is often the status quo with counseling practices these days. –A disorder does not explain or summarize you, or your life experience.
We help our clients live better, more engaging, more successful lives.
The Thriveworks Counseling philosophy guides everything we do.
Our clients tell us that the most helpful offering of Thriveworks Psychotherapy is “the strong therapeutic relationship that forms between the counselor and client.”
Thriveworks Counselors take a “person-centered” approach to counseling therapy. An underlying philosophy of this approach is that the client (you!) is always growing, and is ultimately in control of his or her life.
Thriveworks Counselors focus the therapy process on client strengths. We find that when clients focus on their assets and abilities, they quickly experience a sense of empowerment and freedom, which helps them to improve their lives.
Thriveworks Counselors are highly educated and clinically trained to help clients see:
- How your thoughts effect how you feel,
- How the way you feel affects your behaviors,
- How behaviors can effect your environment, and
- How environment can affect your thoughts!
Finally, a Thriveworks therapist can help you see how past experiences are effecting your current mood, expectations, relationships, and life-satisfaction in the here-and-now.
At Thriveworks, therapy is a sincere, safe, empowering, intense, and real healing and growth-promoting therapy experience.
No Waiting Lists:
Your first counseling appointment is this week! We want to find you the care you need. Let’s begin right now. Call us at 1-855-4-THRIVE.