If you asked the average person if they thought mental health was important for a happy life, they’d probably answer affirmatively. It seems painfully obvious, doesn’t it? So why do so many people who experience anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues not seek out the help they need to get better?
Stigma certainly has something to do with it. While we’ve made great strides as a society in generating awareness about the importance of mental health, some of that negative judgment still remains. People don’t typically feel any shame in seeing a doctor when they’ve suffered an injury but the same can’t always be said about mental, emotional, and behavioral issues.
For other people, it may simply feel easier to put it off. There are always work tasks to take care of, family responsibilities to handle, and a never-ending checklist of to-dos to tackle. Life gets in the way and our mental health sometimes gets the short end of the stick.
But if you’re hoping to live a life of health, happiness, and fulfillment, neglecting your mental health certainly won’t help. When you’re ready to make self-care a priority and take the next step, our psychologists, therapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals are ready to help. Contact Thriveworks Counseling Salt Lake City to get started.
When Should I See a Therapist or Counselor?
Mental health problems aren’t always intense and sudden. Many people go through their lives suffering from mild symptoms of depression or anxiety. Others struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders, or a history of trauma. Everyone deserves to have access to mental health services, no matter how chronic or acute their symptoms may be.
There are many reasons people visit a licensed mental health professional, including:
- Work or parenting stress
- Panic attacks
- Poor self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Career difficulties, unemployment, or uncertainty
- Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
- Death of a loved one
- Major life transitions
- Behavioral problems
- Substance abuse and addiction
If you’ve been dealing with a mental health issue and need to speak to an understanding professional who is fully licensed in Utah, we’re here to help at Thriveworks Counseling Salt Lake City.
Schedule a Therapy Session at Thriveworks Counseling Salt Lake City
At Thriveworks Counseling Salt Lake City, our practice is centered around meeting the needs of our clients. We know how challenging it can be to take that first step so we make scheduling an appointment easy. Simply call our friendly scheduling team or click our booking tool to get set up with a remote therapy session or an appointment in our Salt Lake City, UT office. If you’re a new client, you might even be able to see a provider in as little as 48 hours of reaching out.
Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans and offers our clients a number of exclusive benefits. Reach out to your counselor via phone or email between appointments for on-the-go advice.
You don’t have to let mental health issues stop you from living a healthy and fulfilling life. Psychologists, clinical social workers, psychotherapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals are standing by at Thriveworks Counseling Salt Lake City.