Getting Counseling & Psychotherapy in Houston is easy, once you have decided that you want or need to make a change.
So often, people make time for others but not themselves. They recognize that a problem exists, but instead of making time to deal with it, they suffer through it. Doing the same thing, generally yields the same results.
People sometimes shy away from counseling due to mistaken beliefs. Here are the top 5 reasons that many people report as reasons for not seeking help:
- I don’t feel comfortable telling a stranger my problems.
- I am embarrassed about my problem.
- I don’t want people to think I’m crazy.
- No one can help me.
- I should be able to handle this on my own!
The foundation of counseling and psychotherapy is about establishing a trusting, respectful, therapeutic relationship. You will know after your first session if you feel comfortable with your therapist. If you do, you will be able to let go of those thinking traps and understand that your therapist is not a stranger. Your therapist is a compassionate, non-judgmental human being who understands that all people have problems or difficulties at some point in their lives. Having problems does not mean you are crazy. Choosing to keep the problem is…..a different story.
You don’t have to solve the problem alone. If you were physically ill and had been so for a long time, would you keep saying, “…but I should be able to heal myself by myself”? Our clinicians have dedicated almost a decade of their lives learning about the mind and the psychology of change. They have the skills, knowledge and training that the average person does not.
We all need help from time to time. Don’t let distance or the inability to come into the office be the barrier that prevents you from getting help. If you are not in the neighboring areas (Copperfield, Houston, Katy, Cypress, The Woodlands, Missouri City, Sugarland) or can not drive to the office, consider online counseling/teletherapy.