Thomas dreamed about moving his entire high school career. And he didn’t waste any time. A few short weeks after graduating, he made his move. Thomas was excited to meet new people and explore unchartered territory. But this hasn’t exactly gone as planned. He’s struggling to meet new people outside of work, and he feels nervous about exploring on his own. This has led to his spending most of his free time in his studio apartment. Thomas quickly starts to feel depressed and wonders if he made the wrong decision.
Major life changes, such as Thomas’ move, can be difficult to adjust to. When we are forced to step outside of our comfort zones, we can struggle with a range of emotions from sadness to stress, anxiety, and more. And when we fail to adjust well, we can even begin to experience symptoms of depression. Fortunately, during times like these, working with a psychologist can help us. Psychologists are mental health professionals who are skilled and trained to assist their clients with a variety of life challenges, including major life changes and mental illness.
“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.” –Erik Erikson
Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC is dedicated to helping our clients live better lives. This might mean creating healthier habits, finding activities that bring us joy, or finding greater success and fulfillment. In any case, the psychologists at Thriveworks in Raleigh can help you live the life you want for yourself. They’ll personalize your treatment plan to suit your needs and goals. To book your session, simply give us a call. You can reach our office at (919) 424-6045.
How Can Working with a Psychologist Benefit Me?
Psychologists are uniquely equipped with knowledge, skills, training, and experience that most of us don’t have. This toolbox allows them to help people with a wide range of challenges, such as adapting well during major life transitions (like Thomas in the example above). Let’s take a closer look at how a psychologist can help in this scenario and a few others:
- Adjusting amid major life changes: We all go through changes that prove to be major, at some point in our lifetime. For example, we start a new job, we move to a new city, or we end a long-term relationship. And often, we struggle with new and unexplored feelings that stem from these changes. We might even start to feel depressed, like Thomas. In these instances, a psychologist can help us manage our depression and come up with a plan for thriving amid this major life transition.
- Working through conflicts in our relationships: We also all experience conflicts or challenges in our relationships. We fight with our significant others about serious (as well insignificant) subjects, from parenting styles to infidelity, jealousy, and plans for the future. If you and your partner are struggling to find common ground, a psychologist can mediate and help you two come up with a solution that works for your relationship.
- Managing symptoms of a mental illness: If you develop symptoms of a mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or another mental health condition, you too can benefit from working with a psychologist. In fact, it’s important that you talk to a mental health professional in these circumstances so that you can get the right treatment as soon as possible.
These are but a few examples of how the psychologists at Thriveworks in Raleigh can assist you. Again, whatever it is you’re struggling with, they will do their best to support you and guide you in the right direction.
Book a Session with a Thriveworks Psychologist in Raleigh, NC
We want you to know that you are not alone. Dealing with mental health problems and other life issues can certainly feel lonely, isolating, and hopeless—but we’re here to walk with you through the difficult seasons. You don’t have to figure this out alone. Our psychologists are here for you and they want to help.
You can schedule your appointment by calling our office at (919) 424-6045. A scheduling specialist will answer the phone and assist you through the simple, quick process. Remember: we offer online counseling in addition to in-office counseling. If you’d prefer to work with a psychologist online, that’s fine by us. Our psychologists are happy to help via any medium.