Feeling lost in West Springfield? Therapy is right around the corner
Making ends meet, navigating social networks, getting kids off to school, back again, fed… it may not be the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters but when you turn in for the night chances are you’ve already accomplished a lot. So when do the frustrations or fears catch up with you?
For many it can happen when your head hits the pillow. Did a colleague’s feedback have a hidden message? Is my child angry or just going through a phase? Why am I putting off a simple but important task? Work is over, kids asleep — but instead of getting your well-deserved rest, leftover fear and anxiety has you worried about tomorrow and beyond.
These feelings can and do crop up for anyone — the key is making the decision to deal with them directly. Rather than lose sleep tossing and turning or scrolling through the wee hours, why not resolve to get help from a trained professional to manage your emotional burden?
Popular characters we tune in to every week (or just binge on!) keep us entertained by ploughing through relationships, jobs and even traumas with little more than a couple of beers to soothe them. But you’re not on TV, your life’s not parcelled out into 26-minute segments and there’s no break from the plot twists — until you decide to make time for your mental health.
There is even someone to help you find the right therapist for you. Contact our offices at 413-334-8282 or schedule a therapy session online with counselors to become familiar with how we work and what you can expect.
We want to hear from you! Our valued and diverse therapists will listen to you and help you navigate options for your mental health.
How Can Therapy Help?
Sometimes you may point to a person or situation outside yourself that is “messing with you”. Unfortunately, you may not be able to get distance from what you’ve identified as potential triggers.
More importantly, even if those triggers happen to disappear, you may be left with the feelings of anxiety and depression within you — or new stressors could bring them out. It is vital that you address the feelings themselves, manage your stress, and address other challenges that come your way — with the professionals that dedicate their lives to helping people do just that.
Our therapists at Thriveworks West Springfield are patient and experienced, offering a variety of paths forward. Contact our online counseling services and explore ways to begin the conversation about your mental health.
Spiritual teacher Ram Dass said,
“Counseling has to do with intuition, with work on oneself, with the quietness of one’s mind, and the openness of one’s heart.”
Did you know that some people feel huge relief after one conversation while for others it can take years? There is no shame in needing help, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thriveworks West Springfield Counseling has therapists as well as life coaches and psychologists on our team who would love nothing more than to join you on your mental health journey.
Book an appointment online or call our office at 413-334-8282 to schedule an appointment and hear more about our services.
Who Benefits from Counseling? Would I?
Everyone can benefit from counseling. Who doesn’t feel unburdened by a good listener? But those suffering from mental illness can make counseling a matter of survival.
The following mood, anxiety and trauma disorders call for urgent professional help:
Mood Disorders: major depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression
Anxiety Disorders: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks and panic disorder, phobias, agoraphobia, social anxiety, eating disorders
Trauma: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, and substance abuse, psychotic disorders
This list is not exhaustive and many other mental illnesses can afflict people. If you are struggling with symptoms of a mental illness, you likely need some form of mental health treatment. Therapy proves to be a great option for most psychiatric illnesses.
Therapy, counseling, and life coaching can help people who aren’t dealing with a mental illness, but who may be going through an array of stressful life situations such as:
- Job loss or changes in financial situation
- Relationship issues such as family dynamics, marriage and couples counseling and divorce
- General discontentment, stress related to physical health and pain
- Lack of success, fulfillment, career
- Frustration over wellness goals, body image and weight loss struggles
- Grief and loss; dealing with the death of a loved one
- Difficulty communicating
- Discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity
- Discrimination based on race
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adults and children
- ADHD in adults and children
- Loneliness or isolation related to social distancing or other factors
- Covid-19 related anxiety, anger, grief, and loss
If you are dealing with any of these mental illnesses or sources of stress, know that Thriveworks’ therapists, coaches, and counselors in West Springfield can help. We have an experienced team of skilled, licensed professionals who truly care about every individual they work with.
Sometimes medical intervention can be a helpful or necessary way of dealing with serious mental illness. Psychiatry services are also available through Thriveworks, including psychiatrists who can help with medication management. Don’t hesitate to call today to hear more about how psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses can help with conditions that may be best alleviated through drug therapies.
What Does Counseling or Therapy Involve?
It all starts with you and a therapist you choose.
If you’ve never been to therapy before it may take a few conversations with your counselor or coach to uncover your emotions or separating them out from patterns of thought or behaviours you may have developed to cope with them.
Therapy sessions can help you focus on healthy practices and self-care while providing advice and concrete plans to help you move forward with more in-depth knowledge of yourself and your mental health.
A wide range of approaches will likely be discussed in order to best suit your needs. Any doubts or fears you may have about the process itself can be addressed quickly to make sure you feel secure.
At Thriveworks West Springfield we offer face to face therapy as well as online therapy. Through these services, we can begin to treat your specific mental health concerns. Telehealth and teletherapy services can help you tackle a large spectrum of mental health afflictions including depression, sexual assault, separation anxiety disorder, work-related anxiety, and social anxieties.
The work that you put into your life is enormous and we often disregard ourselves in the process. Speaking with one of our therapists will involve candor, respect, trust, and reflection. The goal is always to help you move in the right direction and we look forward to guiding you as you develop the peace and health you seek. Let’s talk, listen and prepare a game plan that works for you.
What Therapy and Counseling Services does Thriveworks Offer?
At Thriveworks West Springfield Therapy, your time will be tailored to your personal needs.
But here are a few of our most popular mental health services:
- Child psychology and counseling for children
- Teen therapy
- Family therapy
- Marriage and couples counseling
- Face to face therapy
- Online therapy and telehealth service
- Christian and spiritual counseling
- Career counseling and life coaching
- Depression and anxiety therapy
- PTSD and trauma therapy
- Grief and loss therapy
- Mental health therapy and support services for seniors
Is Thriveworks West Springfield Therapy the Best Choice for Me?
How we can help you will depend on what has brought you to our counseling practice. If you’re dealing with an overwhelming amount of stress, we can help you through stress management counseling. If you’re here because your family just can’t seem to get along, we can help you in family therapy. Whatever the anxiety or problem may be, we can address it together. Massachusetts psychiatric services can be hard to navigate so we make our services as streamlined as possible to get you the help you need quickly in a format that works for your schedule and budget.
Each of our licensed professionals is equipped with unique skills and specialties, which allow us to offer a wide range of services to our clients. We couldn’t be prouder of our team and of the clients who take the brave and generous step of improving their lives through counseling.
Thriveworks West Springfield Therapy is taking new clients now. We can offer both onsite and online mental health services, and we’d like our clients to choose the option that works best for them. If you do choose online counseling, we can help you over the phone or video.
The choice is yours.
We hope to hear from you soon and can’t wait to begin this journey with you.