Regardless of your current situation in life, talk therapy can help you achieve personal growth, emotional satisfaction, and greater self-understanding. For people who are currently undergoing psychiatric treatment, the benefits of counseling can be even greater.
Here are a few of the most common reasons why people choose to pursue psychological counseling:
- They experience persistent symptoms of anxiety and/or depression and they would like to gain a deeper understanding of the emotional causes of these symptoms in order to get relief.
- They would like to achieve greater happiness, satisfaction, and/or intimacy in their personal relationship.
- They feel as if they consistently make decisions that are harmful to themselves or those around them and want to change their behavior.
- They are in a turbulent moment in their lives due to grief, professional trials, or the end of a romantic relationship.
When emotional or behavioral problems become severe, or when these problems are believed to have a physiological cause, your general practitioner or psychologist may recommend you for psychiatric treatment. A psychiatrist can help you in a number of ways, for example by giving you a prescription for a medication that could address a chemical imbalance.
Just because you have been referred to a psychiatrist doesn’t mean that you should cease attending counseling, or rule out the possibility of seeking out talk therapy with a counselor. In fact, building a relationship with a psychological professional who can help you to understand and identify your emotional issues, and can be a wonderful supplement to the more medically-oriented care provided by a psychiatrist.
If you are interested in pursuing such a course of treatment, consider getting in touch with us here at Heart Centered Counseling!