Allentown Counseling – Therapy, Counselors, and Mental Health Services
Many people’s stomachs tighten with anxiety at the thought of reaching out for help from a counselor or life coach. Terms like anxiety, addiction therapy, couples counseling, mental health disorders, executive coaching, or depression can cause fear to tighten people’s chests.
Sometimes, the discomfort comes because people would rather pretend that life’s difficulties do not exist. Denial can cause people to think that if they do not acknowledge hard feelings or troublesome behavior, these problems will resolve on their own. Denial says, this isn’t that bad or it will not affect me, but denial is often wrong.
While denial might feel good in the short-term, life’s problems do not usually resolve themselves without action. Acknowledging and understanding difficult emotions and experiences may be the first step toward a happier, more fulfilled life. As is so often true, what is harder in the short-term is better in the long-term.
Sadly, many people do not know how to break out of denial in a healthy way. It’s easy to say that acknowledging and understanding reality, even a difficult reality, is better, but how can people thrive when they do not know what to do?
Thriveworks Allentown, PA mental health counseling exists for people who are asking this very question: I want to thrive but how? Our therapists love seeing their clients break-free from denial, overcome life’s challenges, and thrive.
Are You Ready to Thrive?
Thriveworks Allentown, PA counseling individualizes a plan for treatment to fit each person’s unique needs, difficulties, and dreams. Therapy is not a quick-fix or formula. There is no magic that can miraculously turn hardship into the easy life. But with time and effort, Thriveworks Allentown, PA counselors can work with their clients to achieve important therapy goals. Sometimes, those therapy goals are to…
- Examine and work through troubling relationships and circumstances.
- Clarify professional and personal goals, then formulate a plan to achieve those goals.
- Grasp new coping and interpersonal skills that can replace destructive behavior patterns.
Every living, breathing human being wants to live their dreams, but each person has dreams that are unique. Some people schedule Thriveworks Allentown, PA counseling because they are ready for help as they manage a mental health challenge. Others walk through our doors because life has thrown them a curveball, and they are trying to figure out their new normal. Some are not exactly sure why they want to see a counselor, but they know something in their life is not quite right. They are ready for help figuring out a better way.
Regardless of the reason you are thinking about pursuing therapy, Thriveworks Allentown, PA professionals will put their expertise to work for you. Our counselors are caring and compassionate, and they have helped many people with difficulties like …
- Career advancement
- Marriage tension
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Eating disorders
- Pornography or sex addiction
- Anger management
- Gambling addiction
- Gender and sexual identity
- Manic depression
When life goes wrong, it often feels out of balance, and this list includes many problems where life is gotten out of balance. The surface problem may be grief, insomnia, addiction, perfectionism, or depression, but the underlying problem is usually balance. Counseling therapy has helped many people find a balance that works for their lives.
Maybe Someone You Love Is Struggling
What is someone you love is off balance? Whether that person is willing to pursue counseling or not, consider seeking help for yourself as you support your loved one. Perhaps your life partner has cheated and lied, and you are unsure about whether to stay in the relationship. Perhaps your child is having behavior problems, and you do not know what to do next. Perhaps a sibling is addicted, and you do not know how to help them without making the addiction worse.
No one can fix another person’s problems, but reaching out for personal guidance is always okay. The counselors at Thriveworks Allentown, PA have helped many people navigate how to help someone they love without hurting themselves or their loved one.
And someday, if your loved one decides to reach out for counseling, we could be there for them too.
Scheduling a Counseling Appointment in Allentown, PA
For many, taking that first step to call a counseling office takes courage. We get it and want to help. From your first call, we try to make the counseling experience as supportive as possible. Here are a few things you can expect.
- A scheduling specialist (e.g., real person) will answer the phone.
- You will never be put on a waitlist (because there are none).
- We accept most major insurance providers.
- We will schedule your appointment as soon as possible, sometimes even the next day.
Are you ready for denial to bite the dust? Are you ready to live in reality and thrive? Do you want some help along the way? When you are ready, Thriveworks Allentown, PA Counseling is ready for you call.