People are often intimidated by seeing a psychologist, counsellor or therapist because they think that they don’t need one or because of the stigma attached to mental health. Psychologists and other counsellors are there to provide a safe space that is free of judgement. Trained professionals can help anyone become more successful in their career, relationships or promote overall well-being. A trained professional can help you to understand yourself and others better, leading to increased peace and happiness. Here are a few ways that psychologists, counsellors and therapists enable your success.
- They help you to understand and regulate your emotions. Being able to remain calm under pressure and stress is a superpower. When you understand your emotions better, you are able to regulate them which decreases stress and anxiety.
- They help you understand your thought patterns. Often times we are unaware how our own thought patterns are affecting our self-esteem, behaviours and relationships. Our past relationships and experiences have dictated how we speak to ourselves. Often times we need to retrain our thought patterns to be happier.
- They help you to understand your own strengths and weaknesses. Often we are unaware of how we are underutilising our strengths and avoidant of our weaknesses. It is much easier to avoid our selves than to face ourselves. When we begin to take responsibility and action, we become a better person.
- They promote resilience. Trained professionals have spent years studying human behaviour and thought patterns. This knowledge enables them to lead you towards resilience, grit and success.
- They help you to have better relationships. Trained professionals understand different personality types and how to communicate and interact with the personality types. They can help you get along better with your boss, spouse, friends, and co-workers. Better relationships often lead to increased happiness and success.
- You are able to be yourself without judgement. Being able to speak to someone objectively who will not judge you can be liberating. When you feel free to say and be your authentic self, you become aware of your passions, goals, and thought patterns. Becoming authentic enables you to have increased overall feelings of well-being and happiness.
- They help children and teenagers overcome. Teenagers and children are a vulnerable population that has difficulty verbalising how they feel. A professional can use play and art therapy to help your child or teen do better in school and become happier.
Dr Monica Borschel is a US-trained Clinical Psychologist who specialises in loss and attachment. Get in touch with Dr Borschel: firstname.lastname@example.org