Reading, PA Counseling – Therapists, Counselors, Wyomissing Mental Health
All you have to do is turn on the television, or look through social media, to be reminded of what a scary place the world is at times. The news of the world can be completely overwhelming, causing feelings of sadness, loneliness, fear, and generalized anxiety. When we hear about tragic events in the world, we have little outlet for these emotions. We may want to help, we may want to protect ourselves, but there is little action towards either goal. When you are feeling overwhelmed by the weight of the world, Thriveworks counselors, therapists, and coaches in Reading can help you navigate your feelings. When you call to connect with us, we will put you in contact with a provider that is skilled in your particular area of need.
Counseling and Therapy for residents of Reading and Wyomissing
People come to the decision to pursue counseling or coaching for different reasons, at different points in their life. If you are seeking counseling in Reading or Wyomissing, the reason may be very serious and traumatic, or it may be simply seeking career or life coaching. Whatever you are facing, we have a Thriveworks Reading Counseling counselor that can partner with you to escape your fears, find victory over depression, or create the life and career of which you have always dreamed.
By the time we are teenagers, we learn that life is not simple; it does not always go as planned. Trouble in our relationships, with our children, or in our extended family, are all very common. We are all flawed individuals, and our issues multiply when we are together. When you connect with a Thriveworks Counseling therapist or coach in Reading, we can help diagnose the exact cause of your emotional turmoil, and then create a realistic plan for improvement.
Reasons to pursue counseling or coaching may include:
- Anxiety issues
- Sexual issues
- Couples counseling
- Career coaching
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Grief counseling
- Problems with a child
- Stress management
- Divorce recovery
- Anger management
- Addiction issues
- Life coaching
- Life transitions such as divorce or loss of a job
People of all ages can benefit from counseling, from the very young to the very mature. If you are looking for help for your child, we can meet that need. If your teenager is struggling and you worry they are becoming more and more distant, we can help. Every human is unique, as are their problems. We can put you into contact with a Thriveworks Reading Counseling therapist that has experience dealing with your personal issue or concern. We have a provider standing by that is perfect for you.
Your life is busy and full of responsibilities. You spend time caring for others, but how much time do you give to yourself? Perhaps you have simply put your dreams on hold for too long. Are you simply settling for less in life because you just have no idea how to make a realistic change? Our Thriveworks counselors in Reading understand, and we want you to believe that you can be more.
Thriveworks counselors and coaches in Reading and Wyomissing, PA are unique in that we do not operate with a waiting list. We want to be ready when you are ready to make a change in your life. We pride ourselves on being available when we are needed. In most cases, we can pair you with a Thriveworks Reading Counseling or coach within 24 hours. Life is not a dress rehearsal. If you do not take charge of your life now, when? If you do not give attention to your dreams, who will? Call us today.
How to Thrive – Therapists and Counselors in Reading, PA
It is our goal at Thriveworks-Reading to help you “thrive.” Thrive means to “grow vigorously or flourish.” But how can you thrive in today’s world?
How Does a Garden Grow?
To help you understand how to thrive and flourish in life, we need to first understand how a simple garden grows and then learn from it. Thriving in life has many of the same fundamental principles that are needed to have a thriving and hearty garden. If you research basic gardening tips, you will find the following most important recommendations: know your plants, manage the environment, and tend the garden. So how can we apply these basic principles to our lives to help us thrive? Let’s break them down.
Know Your Self
One of the most basic principles of having a garden thrive is to know the plants. Some plants are perennials and some are annuals. Some plants need direct sunlight, partial sunlight, or shade; and some plants need a lot of water and some very little. Each plant needs a different kind of soil and thrives in different terrains. Each plant looks different, feels different, and smells different.
How can we apply this to ourselves?
Simple: know yourself. Know your strengths and weaknesses. Know what your personality is like and under what kind of circumstances do you thrive? This cannot be overstated enough and can make all the difference between thriving and withering.
Manage the Environment
Another basic principle is that all plants need nutrients. They all need water, food, and sunlight. However, as stated before, each plant is unique. Some plants thrive in droughts, some thrive in torrential downpours, and some need extra special care. You cannot put all plants in the same environment because they are just not made the same way. Know the plant, which environment it will thrive in, and which special combination of nutrients it needs. Place the plant in the most beneficial environment for that particular plant.
Manage your environment. Make sure you have your basic needs met such as water, food, and shelter. Make sure you get enough sunlight and get outside. Make sure are giving yourself enough nutrients that help you thrive such as eating healthy. Add other nutrients and support to your life such as family, friends, education, work, recreation, and spirituality. Keep yourself away from destructive environments. Know yourself and place yourself in environments that will encourage you to flourish.
Take Care of Yourself
Any thriving garden can easily be overtaken by weeds and others animals if not taken care of regularly. If not properly tended to, plants can dry up, get diseases, suffocate, wither, and die. It’s always sad to see a garden overgrown and not taken care of because you know the beauty that lies within.
The same is with us. Make sure that you take time to tend to your life, get enough rest, take care of yourself, and do something special for yourself. It is also important to prune things out of your life that are causing you harm such as destructive relationships, friends, addictions, and emotional and psychological problems.
A Note on Storms
Bad weather can happen suddenly. Sometimes storms are fun and exciting to watch, especially from a distance. But none of us like it when the black cloud and rain seem to hang around us for several days. It gets downright depressing. However, many plants need the additional rain to grow, especially if there has been a drought.
Sometimes there are storms in our lives and the black cloud seems to hang around for a long time. Sometimes these storms feel more like hurricanes or even tornadoes. You feel like you are drowning. When will the storm pass? How much more of the high winds and pressure can you take?
You feel like you’ve been waiting forever. However, there is nothing like the feeling of when the sun finally comes out, especially if there is a rainbow. The storm seems almost worth it. Although we don’t like it when storms come in our lives, it is usually only after them that we can grow, flourish, and see the beauty in life. In order to thrive, you need to make the most out of the storms in your life.
How Can Thriveworks-Reading Help?
Although gardening in general sounds easy, many people do not have a green thumb. It is a lot of work and most people don’t know how to get started. They usually fail because they forget the basic principles of gardening. They simply don’t have time or know their plants or the environment well enough, or how to tend to it. Usually people seek out others to help them.
Let Thriveworks-Reading help you thrive. We can help you understand yourself, manage your environment, and help you take care of yourself. We can help you survive and thrive after difficult storms.
When storms approach, some people are safe and secure and some people get stuck in the torrential downpour and they get lost along the way. Sometimes you just need a helping hand. Let a Thriveworks-Reading counselor or coach help guide you and give you directions. We can help you flourish in life and grow after difficult and painful experiences. Give us a call and see how Thriveworks-Reading can help you “thrive” because THRIVE WORKS!
Don’t wither, be a THRIVER!