Consider this hypothetical scenario: You’re overcome with worry and negative thoughts. You’re finally starting your new job tomorrow, which is cause for excitement and celebration, but all you can focus on is everything that could go wrong. “What if I hate it?” “What if my coworkers hate me?” “What if I’m not the right fit?” Your mind goes into overdrive and it makes you feel physically ill. Fortunately, you’ve been through this one too many times. You often experience this worry—you’re used to it. You joke that you’re just a “worry wart,” but the truth is that this worry is taking over your life.
While you’d probably prefer to figure this out for yourself, the truth is that a psychologist can prove extremely helpful. They would tell you that you’re exhibiting symptoms of anxiety and then they’d work to understand your experience better so they can point you in the right direction of controlling your anxiety. They help clients with many different mental illnesses as well as other life challenges that hinder their health and happiness.
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word “happy” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” –Carl G. Jung
If you’re struggling with symptoms of a mental illness or you’re struggling in any mental capacity, consider working with a professional psychologist at Thriveworks Cambridge. The mental health professionals on our team care wholeheartedly about your wellbeing and they will use their skillset to help you improve it. If this sounds like a partnership you’re interested in, call our office to speak with a scheduling specialist and set up your session. We look forward to it!
What Do Psychologists Do? How Can They Help People?
Psychologists have completed schooling, training, and years of experience to help people live better. As you can see in the example above, they can help people to understand and manage mental illness, as well as other mental health problems. Here are a few scenarios in which working with a psychologist is beneficial:
- Working through relationship issues: For some people, the biggest challenges they face in life are issues in their relationship(s). For example: jealousy issues, distrust, infidelity, parental disagreements, finance management, etc. There are multiple thoughts, emotions, and opinions involved, which take work to communicate and sort through. A psychologist can serve as that neutral third party to offer guidance and support when you encounter relationship issues.
- Understanding and regulating one’s emotions: Believe it or not, it’s healthy to move through different emotions, from happiness to anger and sadness. As the quote above explains, we cannot live a happy life if we don’t experience negative emotions sometimes, too. That said, understanding and regulating these emotions isn’t easy or fun. Fortunately, a psychologist has the skills to assist you in this important endeavor.
- Grieving the loss of a loved one: Losing a loved one is an unquestionably difficult experience. Now, one’s response to such a lost can vary—some people are able to grieve and accept the reality of their loss rather quickly, while others take a longer time to process their loss. On the same note, some people might experience despair while others feel angry or regretful instead. In any instance, a psychologist can assist and support you through your grieving process.
- Managing other life problems: Sometimes it can feel like the entire world is working against us, especially we experience a mental illness, relationship issues, difficult emotions, the loss of a loved one, and other life problems. One thing remains the same though, in all of these instances: A psychologist is here to pave the way forward.
The psychologists at Thriveworks Cambridge will develop a plan for treatment, based on your individual experiences, needs, and goals. This plan will be tailored to best help you, as we understand that every single person needs personalized help.
Work with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Cambridge
You can work with a psychologist at Thriveworks Cambridge as soon as today. We have both in-office and online appointments available now. To reserve your session, simply call our office and our scheduling team will get you scheduled. Our psychologists are excited to get the chance to work with you! We know that you might feel upset or hopeless right now, but we will do our best to help you live a happier, healthier life—trust in that. We’ll talk to you soon!