Oakland Counseling—Mental Health Care in Oakland, MI
When you were a kid, did adults ever ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? For whatever reason, adults always seem to be asking kids this question. And kids almost always come up with amazing answers. Sometimes, they talk about becoming a firefighter or a doctor or a teacher. Sometimes, they talk about their future family—including what they will name their kids. Sometimes, they talk about all the places they will explore one day: the moon or the bottom of the ocean.
The clarity of identity and purpose that so many children possess is inspiring and refreshing. If only adults could bottle their vision, energy, and optimism, then life would be a lot more fun. Of course, being an adult is far more challenging than playing grown-up. Hardship. Setbacks. Difficulties. Problems. These are a given.
But what if it were possible to live with the same clarity we once had as children even in the midst of the challenges of life? Many people are reclaiming their identity and purpose, and they are reaching out for help from a therapist, counselor, or life coach to do so.
The good news is that it is never too late to grow, to learn, and to improve. Many people are on the journey of self-discovery and change like Julia Sawalha. Many people are bumping up against professional, relational, personal, and psychological challenges, and they are making the adjustments they need to make. But rarely do they do it alone.
For many people, therapists, life coaches, and counselors are guiding the way through meaningful change and toward a clearer vision of who they are and what they are doing in this world.
Thriveworks Counseling Royal Oak in Oakland County loves helping clients gain greater clarity and make meaningful changes in life. Our clients are looking for a diagnosis, for healthier relationships, for a better job, for healing in one form or another—and our therapists, counselors, and life coaches are honored to join their journey of self-discovery and change.
Receive Help with Your Mental Health Challenges
The potential pitfalls and setbacks in life are infinite, and it would be impossible to list all the mental health challenges people may face. However, there is one constant: during any of life’s storms, people need a safe harbor. The particular mental health care that people receive will be unique and individualized, but it will all contain an element of safety.
Life can be chaotic, and for many people, mental health care is that safe place where they can take a step back, breathe in, take an honest look at their situations, and step forward into the world with more clarity. Within a safe space, chaos often becomes clearer and paths forward often appear. A few (but not all) of the storms or challenges in life may include…
- Marriage tensions
- Domestic violence
- Panic disorder
- Cannabis abuse
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Life coaching
- Divorce recovery
- Psychiatric testing
- Anger management
- Sexual issues
- Life transitions
- Career advancement
- Eating disorders
People often wonder what may happen in a counseling, therapy, or life coaching session. What does a normal counseling or therapy session look like? The staff at Thriveworks Counseling Royal Oak offer individualized care to each of their clients, but in general, there are three main goals for therapy.
- First, clients and therapists work together to identify symptoms clients may be experiencing and methods for managing these symptoms.
- Second, clients and therapists may work together to identify deeper wounds—root causes of the trouble. Then, healing can be applied.
- Third, clients and therapists will work to avoid roadblocks—those things in life that want to steal people’s attention away from what matters. Roadblocks often leave people stuck instead of allowing them to grow and move forward.
These three goals often set clients up to experience long-term healing. Accomplishing these goals will look differently for each person. In general, the therapeutic relationship is built upon trust, and clients are often given time to share their experiences as they feel comfortable.
Some people begin therapy knowing what brought them to make the appointment. Others do not. There is no right way to start. As clients share, therapists may inquire about their spirituality, health, career, and family.
Work with a Counselor, Therapist, Psychologist, or Life Coach at Thriveworks Counseling in Oakland County
Primary care physicians are there for you when you are sick or injured. Life coaches, therapists, psychologists, and counselors are there for you when you are facing an emotional, relational, or psychological challenge. If you want to meet with a mental health professional, Thriveworks Counseling Royal Oak is ready to help. We love seeing our clients overcome some of life’s biggest challenges.
When you contact our office, a scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you make an appointment. You may be meeting with your therapist the following day! We accept most forms of insurance. We do not keep a waitlist, but we do offer evening and weekend appointments.
Let’s work together toward better mental health. Contact Thriveworks Counseling today.