What’s your view of mental health counseling? Does your idea of therapy involve the image of someone on a couch with a counselor asking, “…and how does that make you feel?” Or maybe you’ve hear that counseling is for the weak and mentally ill. If you started meeting with a counselor, what would you talk about – and what if it doesn’t work? What if your problems don’t go away? What if they get worse?
You may think that talking with a friend is just as good – even better, actually, because it’s more convenient, it’s free, and you already have a relationship with that person. But here are some things to consider:
- Your friend may be available, but that doesn’t necessarily make it convenient for him or her
- Yes, it may be free, but talk therapy is more than just a conversation between two people
- An established friendship may actually hinder you from the healing and growth you really need
Talk therapy has many benefits. The conversations between you and a licensed counselor are different from those you’ll have with a trusted friend. The value of speaking with talk therapist is not greater than speaking with a friend – it’s just different. And that’s because the purpose is different.
How Can Talk Therapy Help?
Talk therapy is helpful for many types of mental health issues, including the following:
- Stress management
- Panic disorders
- Relationship issues
- Marriage counseling
- Divorce recovery
- Grief and loss
- Life coaching
- Peak performance
- … and much more!
Your therapist will help you explore thoughts and behaviors that are in conflict with each other. You’ll gain insight regarding negative or false beliefs that steal your happiness and prevent you from reaching your potential. You’ll spend time discussing your past and how it affects you today. Talk therapy may reveal patterns that keep you from engaging in meaningful relationships. You may even discover your authentic self. You might be able to do this with a friend; but if you’re like most people, it’s not likely. Your friends are probably not therapists, so let them be your friends and save the hard topics for talk therapy.
Maybe it’s Time to Consider Talk Therapy
Greenville Talk Therapy exists to provide meaningful and productive care for people who want to actively engage in their mental health support. Greenville talk therapists partner with clients to set personal goals for therapy. You don’t have to try to figure things out on your own. Let a Thriveworks Talk Therapist help you understand the hurt you’ve experienced in the past, the issues that trouble you today, and make a plan for what concerns you about the future.
The days of sweeping your feelings under the rug are over. Start a relationship with a Thriveworks Talk Therapist in Greenville today. Talk therapy in Greenville is easy to start. Just give us a call and get connected with an experienced, qualified, and licensed mental health counselor. Talk therapy is covered by insurance, so it may be more affordable that you thought. We offer convenient appointment times during the day, evening, and on the weekend. Don’t wait any longer. Get connected with Greenville Talk Therapy today! (864) 952-4048