If we asked you to write down all of the issues you’ve faced in the last few months, what would that look like? For many of us, we might be able to write for a while — for paragraphs or even many pages. However, if we asked you to do the same for a friend, parent, or coworker, you might not be able to think of anything. Why is this?
Many of us keep our problems to ourselves. We may not want to burden friends and family with our issues and they probably don’t have the professional training to do anything except lend an ear. But bottling up our issues can make symptoms much worse and can make life more difficult to manage. It’s important to reach out for support when you need it.
There’s an option for people who are struggling and want to reach out for help. Mental health professionals like therapists, counselors, life coaches, and psychiatrists dedicate their lives to helping people make it through difficult times and overcome mental health issues. They can help you learn good mental health habits and move forward with your life.
Do you want to talk to a licensed mental health professional? If so, call Thriveworks Counseling Iowa City today.
Can Counseling or Therapy Help Me?
One of the biggest misconceptions around mental health services is that they’re only for people suffering from severe mental illness. The reality is very different — while mental health services can help treat severe mental illness, they can also help people suffering from mild or moderate mental disorders. They can even help people who are just going through a difficult time.
How can you know if counseling or therapy is right for you? While that’s a personal choice, you might consider working with a licensed professional counselor or therapist if you are:
- Living with depression or anxiety
- Struggling with a mental health issue
- Experiencing problems in relationships
- Grieving the loss of a loved one
- Seeking help in making a major life decision or a career change
- Experiencing low self-esteem
- Dealing with body image issues
These are common experiences that can threaten your mental health and overall well-being. Fortunately, working with a therapist, psychologist, or counselor can help you overcome your mental health problems so you can live your best life.
Call our office today to get started with a mental health professional full licensed in Iowa from Thriveworks Counseling Iowa City.
Work With a Therapist or Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling Iowa City
When you’re ready to talk to a licensed professional counselor or therapist, call Thriveworks Counseling Iowa City. One of our team members can help you set up an online therapy or in-person therapy appointment.
Our Iowa City counseling center offers flexible, convenient appointment options in or outside of normal business hours to help you access valuable mental health care at a time that works for you. And our therapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals offer virtual counseling appointments in the evenings and on weekends that let you work with a professional without leaving your home. We also accept many major health insurance plans.
Professional counseling or therapy can help you overcome the obstacles in your life and thrive. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling Iowa City to set up your first appointment. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!