Mental Health Services in Scranton, PA—Therapists, Coaches, and Counselors
What professionals support your overall well-being? Most people go to their primary care physician when they are sick, injured, or unwell. When people want to boost their physical strength or lose some weight, they often work with a trainer or a coach. For diet, many people work with a nutritionist to find out what their body needs and how they can supply it with healthy food. What about mental health? More and more, people are working hand-in-hand with a mental health professional just as they would with a physician, trainer, or nutritionist. These is less and less of a stigma for reaching out to a therapist or counselor, and many people are getting the emotional and psychological help they need.
“Mental health can be just as important as physical health.”
—Physician and author, Michael Greger
At Thriveworks Scranton, we agree. Our therapists, counselors, and life coaches have seen the difference mental health care can make in an individual’s overall well-being. Our staff has worked with clients to overcome anxiety and fear as they fight for their treatment and goals.
What Does Therapy Look Like?
This question can be answered in an infinite number of ways because the biggest factor for what therapy can look like is the individual seeking help. Mental health care is a uniquely personal endeavor. There are general things people can expect, but Thriveworks Scranton offers each client a unique treatment plan because each individual is tackling unique challenges and has unique needs.
Speaking generally, clients and therapists often work together to clarify what the client wants to achieve during their time in therapy. Therapists often inquire about a client’s career, relationships, family, physical health, spirituality, and/or mental health. In a typical appointment, clients may present a particular situation they are facing or something that may be happening currently in their lives. With mutual respect, clients and therapists often work together to process these circumstances and formulate action steps.
- Some clients may be battling a significant diagnosis, like Dependent Personality Disorder, or they may be haunted by trauma in their past. When these clients work with a therapist, the focus is often upon healing. Therapists may delve into their experience and training to equip clients with coping skills as they identify the problem’s root.
- Some clients have a particular person or professional goal they are aiming at. When these clients work with a counselor, therapist, or coach, they may focus upon growing their self-awareness. They may need to learn their strengths, weaknesses, fears, and dreams. These clients can then use this knowledge to map out a path toward their target.
- Some clients want to gain more control over their own compulsive actions and addictions. When these clients work with a counselor, therapist, or coach, they may focus upon how the compulsions began while building accountability. These clients may need to learn healthy connection.
Therapy, therefore, can be distinct for each person, who faces unique realities. For example, Thriveworks Scranton has helped clients who are struggling with…
- Suspected abuse of a child
- Grief counseling
- Career advancement
- Child therapy
- Sexual identity issues
- Job loss
- Psychiatric testing
- Anger management
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Cannabis use
- Executive coaching
- Couples and marriage counseling
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Family therapy
Life’s Challenges and Support
Unfortunately, no one gets a pass from life’s ups and downs. There is no easy button to escape hardship and difficulty, but there is support along the way. Consider these circumstances. Maybe you have experienced one or more of them:
- You are doing great professionally. You like your job, and you are good at it. But a thought keeps nagging you: is this job a long-term fit? Maybe. Maybe not. It could be time to switch careers or reach for the next rung on the ladder. But how?
- A loved one passed away suddenly. In an instant, the world changed, and grief feels crippling most days. Focusing is impossible. Some days, it is challenging just to breathe, much less accomplish anything at home or work.
- You moved a few months ago, and the kids are struggling. Adjusting to their new lives has been far harder than anyone anticipated. The kids miss their former school, house, and friends. They are fighting with each other and with you when you all normally get along fairly well. You have done a few things to try and help them, but nothing has worked.
- After dating a few years, you and your beloved are considering marriage. It’s a big step, but you are so in love. It feels right, but you would like to process this decision with someone.
- An activity that was once an occasional stress-reliever has become an everyday event. You have tried to quit or at least cut down, but every time you make progress, you slide right back into the habit within a few weeks.
If you were in the midst of a situation like one of these, would you want someone to stand beside you? Mental health professionals do just that—stand with their clients has they tackle some of life’s biggest challenges.
Scheduling Therapy at Thriveworks Scranton
If you want someone by your side as you work through life’s highs and lows, consider meeting with a therapist, counselor, or life coach. Thriveworks Scranton has appointments available, and our staff is experience, kind, and skilled. When you call to make an appointment, you may have your first appointment the following day. We also accept most insurance plans as well as offer evening and weekend appointment.
Let’s work together. Call Thriveworks Scranton today.