Imagine: You feel like you’re finally making something of yourself—you’re standing out at work and hoping to receive a promotion. But when you’re called into your boss’s office, you don’t receive a promotion… you get let go instead. Your boss explains that you did nothing wrong; she acknowledges your talent and says she truly appreciates all of your hard work. Unfortunately, the company is forced to downsize and your department is the first to go. But the second she says, “I’m sorry, we have to let you go,” you stop listening. It’s all you hear and all you can focus on. You feel like a failure.
This scenario above is undeniably horrible. But there are a few different ways we can look at it and react to it. In the example, you focus on the misfortunate of the situation and enter a downward spiral. You could instead spin this unfortunate situation on its head and look at it as an opportunity. Focus on the latter of your discussion with your former boss: she acknowledged your talent and hard work. She believes in you, and you should too (not to mention she’ll likely write you a great referral).
“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” –Marcus Antonius
Putting a positive spin on unfortunate circumstances is hard. There’s no denying that. However, we can learn to focus on the positive, better process difficult emotions, and take the right step forward with the help of a psychologist. We have practicing psychologists at Thriveworks Charleston, SC who would be happy to help you accomplish these goals, of which will help you live a happier, more successful life. They can help you in other areas of life, too! Keep reading to find out more, or call us now to schedule your appointment: (843) 480-4034.
What Are the Benefits of Working with a Psychologist?
Psychologists have knowledge, skills, and training specific to resolving common life issues and mental health challenges. We explain above how they can help their clients to think positive thoughts (as opposed to negative thoughts) and continue moving forward. This is one of many examples in which they can prove helpful. Psychologists can also help with the following:
- Working through a mental illness: Depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder. The full list of mental illnesses is plentiful, and according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 US adults experience a mental illness every single year. If you develop symptoms of a mental illness, the psychologists at Thriveworks Charleston can help you work through this. This means managing your symptoms, understanding any underlying causes, and healing.
- Resolving relationship issues: It’s safe to say that every relationship comes with its challenges. These challenges depend on the individuals involved as well as the foundation of one’s relationship. But whatever it is, working with a psychologist at Thriveworks Charleston can prove beneficial. These professionals can serve as a third party with unique insight and tools to help you reach a solution and improve your overall relationship.
- Healing from a breakup: On the previous note, a psychologist at Thriveworks Charleston can also help you heal from a breakup. Breakups can be really hard and even cause us to feel depressed. It’s important that you process and heal from your breakup properly, of which a psychologist can help you with.
- Adjusting during major life transitions: Many of us struggle during major life transitions or changes, too. For example, we move to a new town where we don’t know a single soul. If we struggle to meet new people and fill our social needs, we can start to feel lonely and depressed. A psychologist at Thriveworks Charleston can help you strategize how to meet new people and also help you address your depressive feelings.
Psychologists can also help you to better manage stress, process emotions, and so much more. If you are struggling in any which way, talk to a professional. They’ll provide you with the right guidance and support.
Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Charleston, SC
Scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks Charleston is simple. You can call our team at (843) 480-4034 or you can book online. Either way, you’ll get to choose a day and time that works best for you. Additionally, you can partner up with a psychologist who has the right skills, experience, and specialties to best help you. You can view our provider bios online or one of our scheduling specialists can work to pair you with the right psychologist.
We hope that we hear from you soon, and we look forward to the chance to work with you. Give us a call when you’re ready.