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Therapy? To begin, only for
really do feel for those who need therapy.
need therapy means something either hasn’t or isn’t going right in your
life. It means you are in distress. You or your relationship is at its wit’s
does anyone see a therapist when things are just a little turbulent. People
consider therapy only when things have been tough for a while and they go when
it feels like a faint last hope of turning things around. In other words, most
people who attend therapy, especially for the first time, go because they are
thinking about therapy you then have to determine if you believe in that stuff.
You contemplate, does it work? You ask yourself, how does talking to someone
else about my problems make things better?
then there’s the cost. Without employee benefits or if you really want to
choose your therapist, it can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars. How do
you invest in something you may not believe in and if you do, how do you protect
your ego or your dignity when concerned about what needs to be discussed?
is scary, overwhelming, imposing and it often costs.
wonder people think twice about attending and that doesn’t even include the
stoic who believe they just have to suck it up – whatever it is. To add yet
another barrier to attending, there isn’t even a guarantee that therapy will
why do people go to therapy? Why do they begin?
answer is hope.
hope that the therapy will resolve the issues; that they will be freed from
distress; that relationships will improve; that things will get better.
many folks, this is the outcome. For others, the outcome may include better
strategies to cope thus alleviating some distress – to make it bearable
without necessarily changing the conditions that led to it.
we are helpful, often to varying degrees and to a few, not at all. Truth.
if you would like to invest in yourself or your relationship, if you would like
to hope, cope or change, we’re here. Therapists.
promises, but hope. We would like to be of service. Yes we earn a living from
what we do, but we do this because we care about people. Otherwise, we would be
doing something else.
by the way, we are helpful to most people we serve.
can always start just by calling and asking what’s involved. Opening the door
costs nothing and can lead to a better place. We’re here to help. Therapists.
Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
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