Portsmouth Counseling – Therapy, Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression
Job interviews, marriage, divorce, the loss of a loved one or a pet; the world is full of expectations, disappointments, and surprises. It can all be very overwhelming and difficult to deal with on your own. Although we live in a very connected world, true and honest communication is rare. Life can be very lonely. If you have a serious issue that you need to discuss, finding someone that is willing to truly listen is difficult. Even a spouse can be too busy and bogged down with their own issues to be able to really help. When you contact a Thriveworks Associate Provider in Portsmouth, you are taking the first step on the journey to finding victory over your problems and creating the life you want and need.
Thriveworks Associate Providers in Portsmouth are trained professionals, able to bring clarity and new perspective to your issues. In our office, we will create an open and honest space, and help you understand both your strengths and weaknesses. You are a strong, capable individual, with unrealized power and capabilities. A Thriveworks Associate Provider would be honored to walk with you on this journey of discovery and healing.
Why Seek Counseling?
Counseling and therapy is a time specifically designated to help a person deal with their emotions, feelings, and thought life. Counseling usually begins by assessing a person’s current functioning. Therapists or counselors often measure a person’s current life situation by a scale of -10 to 0 to +10. A person functioning at a positive ten would have all areas of life going well. These various areas that we measure would include career, family, physical health, mental health, relationships, and spirituality. Of course, none of us are functioning at a 10 on all of these areas at all times. Alternatively, a person that is experiencing a serious trauma or mental health problems may be functioning near a -10. This indicates a great deal of pain that needs to be processed.
If you are dealing with a serious trauma or intense mental health issue, your Thriveworks Associate Provider can be very helpful in bringing you from an area of pain to healing. Thriveworks counselors and professionals are prepared to deal with whatever you may bring to our office. Your personal issue or family trauma will not shock us. This is a safe space to express your truth, perhaps for the very first time. You may have been keeping a secret or lying to your friends about how you are coping for such a long time, that it is hard to imagine coming clean. We can be your trusted confidant. We can help you, your child, your spouse, or your family function in a more healthy and happy way.
What Are the Different Types of Counseling?
Perhaps you have been thinking about making the first call to find a counselor for weeks, months, or even years. Maybe you are confused about what type of counseling would be most helpful. This is very common and you certainly do not need to be an expert in counseling or therapy. But it may help you to understand the many types of counseling that are available, in order to know that help is possible no matter what your issue.
There are many reasons to seek counseling. These may include:
- Anxiety issues
- Couples counseling
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Grief counseling
- Problems with a child such as ADHD
- Anger management
- Addiction issues
- Life coaching
- Sexual issues
- Divorce recovery
- Life transitions such as divorce or loss of a job
You may not be able to identify your issue immediately on this list. No need to fear; help is still available. It can be hard to put an issue that has been part of your life for so long into a clear category. Life is complicated, as are the reasons to seek counseling. Whatever you are facing, we can face it together.
When a Loved One is Struggling
Slammed doors, screaming matches, lies, late nights; some of these things are normal in life, but they can also indicate a serious problem. If your home sounds like this, you could benefit from talking with a Thriveworks Associate Provider. You owe it to yourself and your family to try to create more harmony in your home. While this may have been your reality for such a long time, this type of home life does not have to be the norm. Make the effort to create the life your family really needs.
Teenagers are dealing with a great deal of stress and temptations. Drugs, social media, peer pressure, college and career plans; sometimes if it helpful to have a listening ear that is not a family member. A Thriveworks Associate Provider may be able to reach your child or teenager in a way you cannot as a parent. When your sweet young daughter is now a sullen teenager, she may spend hours in her room, on her phone, and unwilling to talk to her family. If you, as a parent or caregiver, has a feeling something might be wrong, do not ignore that instinct.
Children are often unable to speak up for themselves, and are unaware that the help of a counselor or therapist is even an option. If a child has suffered a trauma, it can be very difficult to get him or her to open up and express their feelings. Thriveworks Associate Provider are able to meet a child right where they are at, and gently work through their feelings and emotions. We can partner with a family, and help each person feel their worth and identify their areas of need and attention.
When you and your spouse or partner are disagreeing and fighting, it may all too quickly become “normal.” You are too busy with your responsibilities to address these serious issues, and resentment begins to grow. We have providers that are experts in dealing with these relationship problems. Two people can have very different communication styles, daily habits, and goals for the relationships. Deep seated hurts can cause so many hard feelings, it can be difficult to know where to start in repairing a relationship. We can address each partner’s fears, needs, and misunderstandings, and can help your relationship begin to recover.
Why Choose Thriveworks Associates?
We take our children to their annual check-ups, we take vitamins, try to stay active, and eat as healthy as possible. But when it comes to our mental and emotional health, how much time do we spend on keeping that on track? Most of us spend very little time and effort on this part of life. You may not feel that you have any urgent need for counseling, but simply have a nagging feeling that you could be living a happier and more fulfilled life. We are ready to help you shape your future.
You have many options for counseling. When you conducted the search that brought you to this page, you were most likely inundated with choices. It can be difficult to know who to trust. Look no further. Thriveworks Associate Providers in Portsmouth can be your trusted partner in your emotional wellness. Some of our practitioners have been published in leading news outlets and academic journals. We are ready to put our expertise to work for you.
When you call most counseling offices, you will be placed on a waiting list. The earliest available appointment may be in a few weeks. When you call to connect with a Thriveworks Associate Provider, we will usually have an appointment available within 24 hours. We do not operate with a waiting list because we understand that when you call us, your need is immediate. You may have been considering reaching out for help for weeks, months, or even years. When you finally make that first step for help, we are ready to partner with you.
Call Thriveworks Associates today to get started. Let’s get to work.