Imagine: you and your now-ex broke up a few months ago after years of toxic habits. Your ex used to verbally abuse you on a daily basis by calling you names and controlling your feelings. They would tell you not to make eye contact with people of the opposite sex, controlled what you wore, and had to give you permission to leave the house. Once you broke up, you were hit with a sense of overwhelming relief and happiness. However, you weren’t expecting to still be suffering from the emotional and mental abuse months later. You find yourself avoiding new connections and you have vivid dreams that make you feel like you are still stuck in that situation.
What we just described is a form of relationship trauma or PTSD: feelings of worthlessness, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, and maybe even depression. You might not have realized that you would be affected by this because you did feel relief in the beginning. The good news is that a licensed psychologist can help you better understand the root cause of your feelings and help you overcome them to resume a normal life.
The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.” – Deepak Chopra
If you are struggling with a mental health problem that you haven’t been able to overcome on your own, consider reading out to a trusted Thriveworks Norfolk psychologist. Our team of skilled mental health professionals can help diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of problems and illnesses. To get started, just give us a call or visit our online booking portal.
How can a Thriveworks Norfolk Psychologist Help Me?
As we briefly mentioned, the psychologists at Thriveworks Norfolk Counseling see a wide range of clients for many different reasons. As no two people are the same, no two treatment plans are the same. Your psychologist will work with you to better understand the issues you are facing in order to create a custom treatment plan to fit your needs and goals. In the combination of a personal treatment plan and a skilled, caring psychologist, we can help our clients defeat the problems that are holding them back from living the life they want.
Our psychologists can help you improve, manage, overcome, and conquer many facets of life. They are dedicated to helping clients through grief, PTSD/trauma, anxiety, depression, marriage or relationship problems, family turmoil, lack of confidence, career concerns, addiction, substance abuse, behavioral problems in children, life coaching, eating disorders, anger management, stress management, and more. They’ve helped clients work through these issues many times, and are ready to help you, too.
To successfully help you work through your concerns, your psychologist will use a variety of tools, techniques, and methods that will prove beneficial to you in your treatment plan. This is one of the many ways that our mental health providers are proven to be dedicated to their clients. If one thing isn’t working, they can switch to another. Here is a better list of types of methods and techniques they could use during your sessions:
- Relationship-Building Techniques: reflection, summarization, encouragement
- Confrontation Techniques: thought stopping, gender role analysis, cognitive restructuring, miracle questions
- Behavioral Techniques: desensitization, social skills training, modeling, imagery
- Counseling Therapies: art therapy, crisis counseling, narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy
Why Choose a Thriveworks Norfolk Psychologist
Here at Thriveworks Norfolk Counseling, we dedicate ourselves to being dedicated, client-focused mental health providers. Our providers are certified, licensed, and highly trained to treat clients in many different areas. Additionally, we can meet with our clients immediately and do not have a waitlist. Additional benefits include helping you better manage stress and other difficult emotions, provide you with support during difficulties in life, help you adapt during major life transitions, assist you in resolving relationship issues, help you learn how to communicate better, and offer management techniques for when you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed.
Schedule an In-Person or Online Session at Thriveworks Norfolk, VA
If you see the value of working with a psychologist, we can get you scheduled for an appointment as soon as possible. By working with Thriveworks, you can expect to:
- Have your call answered by a scheduling specialist and not be sent to voicemail
- Be able to schedule an appointment during the day, evening, or even on the weekend
- Choose between in-person or online counseling options
- Get your session scheduled to be within 24 hours of your initial call
- Be provided with the most comprehensive, dedicated care for every visit
To get started, give us a call at (757) 317-4315. We look forward to meeting you and starting this journey together.