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Counselors and Therapists in Chesapeake, VA – Mental Health Therapy

This Is Us has captured many people’s attention and their hearts. One character, in particular, seems to have resonated with audiences. Randall has a heart of gold. He is a sweet husband, a good father, and a dedicated employee. His life appears perfect, but he secretly struggles with anxiety. Since he was a child, obsession and worry have plagued him, and Randall has kept up the outward appearance. However, one day, the anxiety becomes too much, and Randall’s secret is revealed when he has a very public panic attack. In many ways, when Randall acknowledges his anxiety, he opens his heart to healing. And that may be the key to the success of This Is Us. The show portrays how difficulty mental illness can be, but it also portrays the hope of healing.

“I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience.” —Kay Redfield Jamison

Mental illness is far more common than many people realize, and anyone who has struggled can testify that they are a strong person. Mental illness can strike indiscriminately, just as physical illness can. When people work with a mental health professional and fight for their health, they often learn how resilient they are. Skilled counselors and therapists can often help people find the diagnosis and treatment plan they need to manage their symptoms and refocus their life on what matters.

Thriveworks Chesapeake has worked with many clients, walking with them step-by-step as they tackle difficult diagnosis, relational tension, and career goals. We are ready to work with you too.

Mental Health Services

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) lists 297 different mental disorders. This staggering number does not even touch the countless relational difficulties and professional challenges that people face on a regular basis that can leave them confused and hurting. Each challenge needs a unique strategy to overcome it. Each disorder needs particular treatments for its unique symptoms. Mental health professionals can often help their clients find the diagnosis and treatment plan that fits their particular situation, but there is almost always a common denominator within every treatment plan: safety.

Life is chaotic and crazy and hard. While everyone faces their own unique challenges, no one can escape life’s hardships. Everyone needs a safe place to retreat from the chaos. Taking time to reflect, process, and refocus may be one of the harder tasks in the midst of life, but it may also be one of the more important tasks. Many people lean upon a life coach, therapist, or counselor to help them. Often, therapy becomes a safe place for people as the figure out the right next steps for their lives.

Mental health professionals are often guides that can also help their clients bypass common pitfalls on the road toward healing. Skilled therapists, counselors, and life coaches have walked the road of recovery many times and with many people. They know where the potholes are and how to get around them. One example of a common pothole that can trip up people is blame. Finding fault is a normal and understandable response to life’s difficulties. However, it is not a helpful response. Blame focuses upon what other people have done and are doing—things that are out of one’s control. Blame can leave people stuck, focusing upon things out of their direct ability to control. Instead, people can control their own responses. They can set up protection when necessary. They can seek healing for their wounds. There are always options.

When clients focus upon what they can do, instead of what they cannot do, good things often happen in their life. Therapists and clients work to find treatment for any symptoms the client is experiencing. When clients focus upon self-care, healing, and following their treatment plan, they often experience reduced or relieved symptoms. This can often lead to deep healing.

A few of the issues that clients at Thriveworks Chesapeake have focused upon with their mental health professional include…

  • Grief counseling
  • Child therapy
  • Anger management
  • Divorce
  • Eating disorders
  • Cannabis use
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Career advancement
  • Job loss
  • Executive coaching
  • Infidelity
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Couples and marriage counseling
  • Psychiatric testing
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Suspected abuse of a child
  • Family therapy

Does anything on this list sound familiar? If yes, know that the professionals at Thriveworks Chesapeake understand the challenges you are facing, and we have helped many people find care. If no, know that many mental health challenges do not fit neatly into a label. The professionals at Thriveworks Chesapeake have also worked with clients who wanted support in life, but they were still discovering why and how.

Counseling, Therapy, or Life Coaching at Thriveworks Chesapeake

If you are considering pursuing mental health care, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Chesapeake. When you reach out to our office, we hope you will feel supported and cared for, from the moment you dial our number. New clients often meet with their coach, counselors, or therapist within 24 hours of their first call. Evening and weekend appointments are offered. We accept many forms of insurance.

If counseling, therapy, or coaching is the right now step for you, Thriveworks Chesapeake wants to take that step with you. Call Thriveworks Chesapeake today.

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    Chesapeake , VA 23321

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