Consider this hypothetical: After a grueling job search, you’re finally at a company that you feel you can succeed and grow with. You’re coming up on your one-year, and you’re sure that a promotion is in your near future. But when you have your annual review with your boss, you receive bad news instead: they have to let you go. Your boss praises you for your hard work and boasts of your talent. Unfortunately, the current state of the economy has forced them to let hundreds of employees go and you’re one of them. But this doesn’t register. You instead focus on the fact that you were just let go from your job. That your future is uncertain. That you’re now unemployed.
This is, of course, an extremely frustrating, disappointing, and stressful situation. But there are a few ways we can respond to it. In the example above, you enter a negative downward spiral. Your another option is to put a positive spin on the situation and look at it as a new opportunity for your career. Your boss had nothing but positive things to say about you—they acknowledged your talent and hard work, can you? You can utilize this talent and work ethic at another job, one that is an even better fit for you.
“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” –Epictetus
Finding the silver lining, so to speak, isn’t easy. That’s why we work with psychologists and other mental health professionals. They have the skills and the training to make these challenges a little easier to overcome. Here at Thriveworks Alexandria, we have psychologists who would be happy to help you in your time of need. They can prove beneficial during many trials and tribulations. To schedule your appointment just call (703) 348-3059.
How Can Working with an Alexandria Psychologist Help Me?
As we just touched on, psychologists (and other mental health professionals) have unique skills, training, and experience, of which enables them to help us through the difficult seasons of life. In the example above, we explain how they can help you to find the silver lining and move forward in life after a tough setback. This is just one of many scenarios in which working with a psychologist can prove beneficial. Psychologists can also help you to…
- Manage mental illnesses, like depression and anxiety. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that 1 in 5 adults in the US deal with a mental illness every year. If you’re one of these individuals, a psychologist at Thriveworks Alexandria can help you cope with and manage your symptoms. They can also help you explore potential causes of the illness.
- Work through relationship issues, like poor communication: Every relationship comes with its fair share of challenges. Sometimes they’re as simple as poor communication, and sometimes they’re as severe as infidelity. Whatever the case may be, a psychologist at Thriveworks Alexandria can mediate and help you work through these problems. Their goal is to ensure that you and your partner maintain your wellbeing and to get you to where you both want to be in your relationship.
- Adjust well in the face of major life changes: A lot of us suffer when we go through major life changes such as a big move, a job change, or even a breakup. We face difficult feelings as we adjust like loneliness, uncertainty, anxiety, even depression. A psychologist at Thriveworks Alexandria can help you work through these emotions and come up with a plan for adapting well to your new life circumstances or surroundings.
The psychologists at Thriveworks Alexandria are also equipped to help you manage other life challenges and mental health problems too. Whatever it is, they want to hear about it so that they can guide you in the right direction.
Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA
If you’re struggling with a mental health challenge or another life issues that’s negatively affecting your wellbeing, don’t hesitate to reach out to Thriveworks Alexandria. We have psychologists and other mental health professionals who help people on a daily basis with a variety of problems. Our goal is to help people live happy, successful lives. If you think we could help you with this and make a positive difference in your life, give us a call at (703) 348-3059.