Mental Health in Lancaster, PA—Therapists, Counselors, and Life Coaches
As a young professional with a vibrant home life, Randall seems to have it all. The love he has for his family, his wife and young children, is evident in everything he does. He works hard to provide for them, and Randall does not just want life to be good—he wants it to be perfect. Unfortunately, while Randall’s outward life is nearly perfect, he has struggled secretly with anxiety his whole life. That is, until his secret became known during a very public panic attack. Randall, of course, is a lead character on the TV show This Is Us. You may have followed his fictional journey, and realized that Randall portrays a reality that many people face. One reason for the shows immense popularity is how truthfully it portrays mental illness. The storyline explores the isolation and shame mental illness can bring. It depicts the challenges of recovery. It also paints a beautiful portrait of how fulfilling and joyful life can be in the midst of hardship and challenge.
“I’m on a constant path of self-discovery and change.
I’m trying to become a better person, a nicer person.
I love therapy—it’s brilliant.”
—Actress Julia Sawalha
Setbacks. Challenges. Hardships. These are a given in life. No one gets to bypass them. But here’s the other side of that coin: connection, laughter, and happiness are also a part of life. People can and do find treatment for their psychological, emotional, and relational issues, and they can and do capitalize on the joy that life can bring. Just as no one can bypass life’s difficulties, no one has to face them alone either. Many people are working with a therapist, a counselor, or a life coach to cultivate good mental health practices.
The staff at Thriveworks Lancaster works with a variety of people who are dealing with a variety of challenges. Our counselors, therapists, and life coaches understand the challenges of mental illness, relational tension, and emotional upheaval, but we have also seen many clients learn healthy coping skills and find treatment for their symptoms. We have helped many clients thrive.
Mental Health Care
A few decades ago, a social stigma surrounded mental health care. While that attitude is waning, many people still wonder what mental health care involves and how it might benefit them. These are great questions. Just like physical health care, mental health care is largely based upon what an individual needs. A person struggling with diabetes will receive unique and different care than a person who has a broken bone. Similarly, the treatment for Dependent Personality Disorder will be distinct from the treatment for depression. Nonetheless, there are general ways to describe what happens in therapy.
One of the distinguishing features of therapy is that it is often a safe place. When life is disorienting and busy, everyone needs a place to step back, reflect, take a deep breathe, and gain perspective—regardless of what they may be facing. Skilled mental health professionals often know how to create that safety for clients. They may help clients keep oriented on their personal goals and values. When people have a non-judgmental place to feel and think, they often find their own path forward, and therapists support them along the way.
Because experienced mental health professionals have walked with many clients as they recover, they often know common pitfalls in the journey. Blame is one of those hazards that can entrap people. Finding fault shifts people’s attention from things they can control toward things they cannot. It is an easy way for recovery to become sidetracked.
While people cannot change the past or control another person’s actions, they can control their own choices. Mental health professionals often help their clients learn to live proactively and positively. When people are empowered to make good changes in their lives and when they have the support to do so, they often do just that. Mental health care often points people toward treatment for their symptoms and healing for the root cause of their challenges. Often, these are both within people’s grasp, and they both can bring positive change to people’s lives.
Without question, making changes usually involves short-term pain for long-term progress. Therapy is not a silver bullet or a magic formula for change, but it often provides the support and guidance for the challenge. Some of the challenges that the staff at Thriveworks Lancaster has given support and guidance for include…
- Grief counseling
- Anger management
- Child therapy
- Cannabis use
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Suspected abuse of a child
- Job loss
- Executive coaching
- Psychiatric testing
- Couples and marriage counseling
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Career advancement
- Sexual identity issues
- Family therapy
Appointments for Counseling, Life Coaching, or Therapy at Thriveworks Lancaster
If you want to meet with a mental health professional, then the staff Thriveworks Lancaster is ready to meet with you. Our goal is to offer quality mental health care that prioritizes each individual’s needs. We hope you have a positive and unique experience at Thriveworks Lancaster, even from the first time you call our office. When you dial our number, know that…
- You will not reach an automated response system, but a real person will speak with you and help you set up an appointment.
- New clients often have their first session the day following their first call.
- We work with many insurance companies.
- Evening and weekend sessions are available.
Let’s work together. Contact Thriveworks Lancaster today.