Therapy and Counseling—Mental Health Care in Harrisburg, PA
When adults talk to little kids, inevitably, they ask, “what do you want to do when you are big?” Their answers are usually so fun. Sometimes, kids talk about the places they want to explore—go to the moon! Sometimes, they answer with what they want their job to be—a cowboy! A doctor! A teacher! Sometimes, kids tell all about the future family they want—how many kids they will have and what each of their names will be. Perhaps adults ask children this question so often because it reminds them of a clarity of vision and identity that they once had. Being an adult in real life is far more challenging than playing grown-up as a child. The ups and downs take their toll, and in the process, many people struggle to hold onto who they are and what they want out of life. Whether the challenges are psychological, emotional, or relational, many people are learning that fighting for themselves is worth the effort, and they are working with a life coach, therapist, or counselor to overcome the roadblocks life has thrown in their way.
“I know how important good mental health care can be because
I personally benefited from it.”
Setbacks and challenges may be normal life experiences, but so is reaching out for help. More and more, people are reaching out for mental health care and speaking about its benefits. Slowly, the stigma that once surrounded therapy is fading, and more people are receiving the help they need. Life can throw its punches, but trauma and diagnoses will not define people. Just as they did for Tipper Gore, mental health professionals can play a big role as people heal.
Thriveworks Harrisburg has life coaches, therapists, and counselors who may be able to play a healing role in your life. Our kind professionals have helped many clients work through a variety of life circumstances from processing a potential career change to finding treatment for their diagnosis.
Mental Health Services: A Safe Harbor
The details of every challenge will differ, but one thing remains constant: people need a safe place to think, to feel, and to process what is happening in their lives. Slowing down to reflect can be one of the best steps anyone can take, but it is often one of the hardest. Having an ally, like a therapist, coach, or counselor can make a big difference. With a mental health professional’s help, many people are able to find a safe harbor in the midst of life’s storms. Therapy is a judgment-free zone, and many people feel safe enough to dream, think, process, and plan as they have never done previously. Within the context of a therapeutic relationship, many people experience clarity instead of chaos.
People regularly wonder what an appointment with a therapist, life coach, or counselor may look like. Every client’s experience will be unique, as will each therapist’s approach, but speaking generally, the therapeutic relationship is built upon trust. It often begins with a time sharing. Clients can speak freely about what is happening in their lives, what may have brought them to therapy, and what they would like to achieve during that time. Some clients have a clear idea of these. Some do not. There is no right way to begin therapy. Mental health professionals may follow up with questions about a client’s profession, family, relationships, spirituality, and health history.
Therapy often has two main goals. First, equip clients to handle any adverse symptoms they may be experiencing. Healthy coping mechanisms are often taught at therapy. Second, to unearth the root causes of a particular issue and find treatment. These goals may set individuals up to experience healing for the long-term.
Thriveworks Harrisburg has helped clients who are dealing with many mental health issues. For example, some of our clients walk into our office because they are wrestling:
- Life transitions
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Career advancement
- Cannabis use
- Eating disorders
- Marriage tensions
- Childhood abuse
- Personality disorders
- Anger management
- Video game addiction
- Domestic violence
- Panic disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Life coaching
- Sexual issues
- Psychiatric testing
- Divorce recovery
Setting Up Mental Health Care with Thriveworks Harrisburg
What do you do when you are sick or injured or want preventative health care? You probably go to your primary care physician. What about when you want to eat a healthier diet? Many people work with a nutritionist to find the foods that will fuel their body. There is no difference with mental health care. When people are facing relational, psychological, or emotional challenges, they often benefit from working with a professional in mental health.
If you want to meet with a counselor, life coach, or therapist, know that Thriveworks Harrisburg has appointments available. When you call our office…
- One of our scheduling specialists will answer the phone. You will speak with a real person who can help you schedule an appointment.
- Your first appointment may be within 24 hours of your first call.
- Weekend and evening appointments are available—we know not everyone can make it to a session during the business day.
- We work with most insurance companies, and we accept many forms of insurance.
Let’s work together. Contact Thriveworks Harrisburg today. Our life coaches, therapists, and counselors are experienced and ready to meet with you.