One of the greatest challenges in life is admitting when we aren’t okay and need a little extra help. Think about it. When someone asks you how you are doing, we generally respond with something like, “I’m okay,” “Just chugging along,” or, “Doing just fine.” We really mean to say, “I’m not okay,” “I feel like everything is falling apart,” or “I really need some help getting through this.” Admitting what you actually feel may seem hard or cumbersome at first, but it’s really the first step in coming to terms with our emotions and acknowledging when things could be better.
When everything seems to be against you,
remember that the airplane takes off
against the wind, not with it.”
Life is a series of ups and downs. One moment we are jumping up and down in celebration and the next we are struggling to cope with a life-threatening diagnosis. Fortunately, there are mental health professionals who dedicate their lives to helping people overcome major life changes and concerns. At Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA, we have psychologists who are trained in various different fields and can provide their clients with the tools they need to achieve happiness and success. If there is a mental health challenge or obstacle standing in your way of living the life you want, consider reaching out. Just call our office to get started.
How Can a Psychologist Help Me?
As we just mentioned, psychologists are qualified and trained in a multitude of mental health areas. They are equipped with the skillset to help identify, diagnose, and treat the concerns you have. If you decide to work with a psychologist, they will first get to know you, including your obstacles and goals that are unique to you. Then they will take this information to come up with a customized treatment plan that will focus on your specific needs. For example, if you are struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one, they will ask you about your specific feelings and how long you have been struggling. This will allow them to verify what stage in the grieving process you are in and how they will help you moving forward.
Coping with a loss, whether a loved one, job, or time period, is just one of the ways in which a psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA can help you. We can help you through many different challenges, including:
- Martial problems such as infidelity or lack of intimacy
- Parenting concerns
- Anger management
- Family turmoil
- Financial stress or strain
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Relationship issues
- Child and teen therapy
- Life coaching
- Major life changes (moving, starting a new job, becoming a new parent, etc.)
If what you are experiencing is not on this list, don’t worry. There are many different areas in which one of our licensed psychologists can help you.
What You Can Achieve by Working with a Psychologist
There’s no need to cope with the stressors of life on your own. They are hard enough as it is. By working with a professional, you can expect to not only feel lighter and happier, but you will be given a myriad of tools to use moving forward. Some different things you can expect to accomplish when working with one of our providers are:
- Improving or maintaining your mental health and wellbeing
- Learn how to communicate more effectively
- Find greater happiness and success in both your professional and personal life
- Learn how to identify stressors and how to deescalate in the moment
- Identify past trauma and learn how to change the narrative in order to move on
- Feel physically better, as well as mentally, when releasing tension in therapy
- Develop new perspectives when moving forward
And much, much more. Depending on your situation, you psychologist will use different methods to achieve these goals and goals that make the most sense to you. Methods like traditional talk therapy, art therapy, and narrative therapy are just a few examples of what might be used during your sessions.
Work with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA
If you are going through something and feel like you might need an extra bit of help, let us guide you and support you in your journey. We are dedicated to helping people live better, healthier lives.
At Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA, we are committed to providing each and every one of our clients with exceptional, client-focused care. To do so, we do not operate with a waitlist and can often get you in your first appointment within 24 hours of your initial call. We also have a broad range of availability, including days, evenings, and weekends. To get started, visit our online booking system or give us a call and a scheduling specialist will assist you.
You should be proud of yourself for taking this next step. Asking for help isn’t always easy. We’re glad you’re here.