Physical illnesses and other physical struggles are outright—it’s often hard to hide them from the world, as the symptoms are external. For example, when someone has a cold, others can observe the individual sniffling, sneezing, shivering, and looking generally unwell. Similarly, when someone breaks their leg, others see the cast, the lack of mobility.
Mental illnesses and other mental struggles, however, are a different story. These aren’t always outright or obvious—the symptoms are often internal. For example, when someone is depressed, they feel unhappy, unmotivated, and hopeless. Similarly, when someone has anxiety, they feel extremely nervous and uncomfortable. Long story short, our mental struggles aren’t always documented for the world to see—but people experience these struggles every day. And learning to manage these struggles shows the utmost strength.
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.” -Jonathan Harnisch
If you are struggling with a mental illness or another challenge that is hurting your wellbeing, you probably feel frustrated. And you might even feel like there’s nowhere to turn—but you can find help and healing at Thriveworks Newark, in in-person counseling or online therapy. We have skilled, caring providers who dedicate their work to helping you live better. If you feel depressed, anxious, stressed, or otherwise unhappy, reach out to one of our counselors, therapists, or life coaches.
Mental Health Help: How Can a Counselor Help Me?
Counselors and therapists are health professionals that specialize in all things mental health. They help their clients to manage and overcome harmful mental illnesses and offer general assistance and guidance that help their clients live happier, healthier lives.
Do you feel unhappy with your life? Is there an area of your life that you think could be improved? A counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Newark can help you better understand what you’re missing and what you need to live a more fulfilled life.
Reservations: What Exactly Do You Do in Counseling?
Many are hesitant to book a counseling or therapy appointment because they don’t know what to expect. It’s okay to feel nervous or unsure, but it’s also important that you do your best to overcome or push aside these nerves so that you can discover the benefits of counseling. We want to help ease your worries, so here’s an example of how counseling works:
Jen called and scheduled a counseling appointment after experiencing anxiety for the last several months. Today’s the day she meets her counselor. She walks in feeling nervous but is soon greeted by a bright smile. Within the first few minutes, Jen can tell that her counselor is kind and truly wants to help. She feels more and more comfortable as the minutes pass.
In her first session, Jen talks to her counselor about the anxiety she has been experiencing. Together, they come up with a plan for learning to manage this anxiety in future sessions. And within just a few months of weekly appointments, Jen begins to feel better. Slowly, at first, and then more quickly as Jen continues to implement strategies in her day-to-day life for better managing anxiety. She reflects on how she felt months earlier and is grateful that she sought out help from a professional.
No two people have the exact same experience in counseling or therapy. Instead, each journey is based on one’s struggles, symptoms, wants, and needs. This means that counseling is tailored to best help you.
Schedule an Appointment with a Provider at Thriveworks Newark Today
Have you been struggling with a mental health challenge? Do you think that you could benefit from professional help and guidance? Call Thriveworks Newark at (302) 724-6662. We have counselors, therapists, and life coaches who want to provide you with this help and guidance in in-person counseling or online therapy if you prefer. These are skilled, caring providers—they are experts in their field and they truly want to help you live better. Call to schedule an appointment today.