Professional Counseling and Psychiatry in Henrico, VA (Short Pump)
Social media might lead people to believe that life is all good, all the time, but ups and downs are a normal part of every single person’s life. Happiness might characterize certain times of life. Hardship might characterize other times. Usually, joy, sadness, challenge, and comfort are all interwoven. Learning how to live with the harder aspects of daily life is a key to learning how to thrive.
When people hit adversity, they generally have one of two different reactions:
- Accept the challenge and change accordingly.
- Pretend the challenge does not exist (or is not as severe) and proceed with life as normal.
Denial and minimization are attractive options in the short-term, and lots of people go for option 2. People often choose to stick their heads in the sand—continue with what they know rather than face the pain of change or acknowledge a reality that makes them uncomfortable. Sadly, minimizing discomfort also means minimizing opportunity. Taking option 1 may come with short-term discomfort, but the long-term benefits are usually worth it.
Accepting challenge and change means problems are never resolved, and then people become stuck with them. In fact, many times what starts as a small problem grows into a bigger problem. Denial and minimization usually mean problems grow and people do not. However, there is a better way. Facing problems and resolving them usually means people grow, move forward, and reach their goals. And no one has to do it alone. Therapists, life coaches, and counselors regularly teach their clients coping and relational skills that allow them to accept life’s challenges and make appropriate changes for their personal success.
The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Short Pump know that learning to thrive in the midst of hardship is difficult but possible. It takes courage to take on life’s challenges, but it is almost always worth the effort and our counselors, coaches, and therapists are ready to help in in-person counseling and online counseling therapy, too!
Why Choose Mental Health Services?
In some ways, each individual faces unique challenges with specific aggravating and mitigating circumstances. In other ways, certain problems have patterns to them that a counselor, therapist, or coach would recognize. Mental health professionals can then help their clients see the challenge clearly and find a path forward that works for them.
Listing all the problems a mental health professional could help with would not be possible. These are just a few reasons people have begun therapy, counseling, psychiatry, or life coaching through Thriveworks Short Pump:
- Chronic anxiety
- Family therapy
- Cannabis addiction
- Suspected child abuse
- Difficulty focusing
- Eating disorders
- Domestic violence
- Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
- Managing anger
- Life transitions
- Sexual identity support
- Panic disorder
- And more…
Sometimes, life changes on a dime. One moment, life is one way. Then, a crisis can strike. An unexpected job loss, an abrupt death, a random accident changes life instantaneously. In these times, life can feel unpredictable and scary. Turning to healthy coping mechanisms and establishing safety is important.
Sometimes, life’s problems begin slowly, and if left unresolved, they grow to become overwhelming and uncontrollable. A stress relieving activity that has bloomed into an addiction may seem like no big deal, people often tell themselves. However, addiction steals people’s lives. Similarly, people may feel like they can control their anger or their anxiety until these grow into unmanageable problems. Seeking help early may lead to more successful treatment.
Whether a problem began small and grew or whether an unforeseen crisis struck, counseling, coaching, or therapy has helped many people take on the challenges unique to their lives. As people resolve these problems, they are free to focus proactively on their health, their dreams, and their goals.
Through mental health services, many clients at Thriveworks Short Pump have seen their overall well-being improve. They have experienced mental health benefits such as:
- Better self-esteem
- Improved relationships that result from better interpersonal skills
- Lessened anxiety
- Increased sleep
- A restored sense of life-purpose
- Alleviated mental health disorders and/or their symptoms
- Increased focus on personal or professional goals
Schedule Counseling or Psychiatry at Thriveworks Short Pump, VA
Has a crisis disrupted your routine and sense of safety? Has a particular challenge been left unaddressed and is now unruly? Is it time to prioritize your own mental health? You do not have to walk this path alone. Thriveworks Short Pump has appointments for counseling, therapy, and coaching, and our professionals are kind and experienced guides for life’s biggest challenges.
We want our clients to have top-rated care, from the first time they call for an appointment throughout their treatment. Know that new clients often have their first appointment within 24 hours of their first call. We accept many different forms of insurances. There are also evening and weekend appointments available.
Is it time to make a hard but good change? If you are ready, we are too. Call Thriveworks Short Pump today for online counseling therapy or in-person counseling. And remember, we offer online psychiatry services, too!