Therapy is not only for those who suffer from mental illness. Therapy is great for promoting health. For example, therapy is perfect for people who struggle with personal satisfaction or attaining goals. There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding who should and shouldn’t go to therapy. This is due to the medical approach. The medical approach to illness is when a person only goes to the doctor when they feel ill. However, this is not the case for therapy. I’m going to give you 4 reasons why everyone needs therapy.
1. To maintain healthy relationships with those around you
It is true that having a loved one who can listen to is very helpful, especially a person that can utilize active listening. However, even they need a break because not everyone can stop what they’re doing all of the time to listen to our day to day problems.
And because we have those day-to-day stress and nuances, we need a place to vent and need someone to help us with our problems. This is why therapy is great. You can go for your mental health and help deal with the day-to-day nuances.
2. Quality of life
Maybe you want to create great friendships, perhaps you want to live in the moment to think consciously, or maybe you would like to develop better habits. All of these are goals that a therapist can help you attain to enhance your quality of life.
As a professional counselor, it is my belief that everyone can benefit from a qualified non-judgmental therapist to help people live a better and more fruitful life.
3. It’s not as expensive as you may think
People generally overestimate the price of professional counseling. However, many insurance plans do cover mental health sessions or greatly reduce out-of-pocket costs. If you don’t have health insurance or can’t afford the out-of-pocket costs, there are a lot of counselors that offer discounted services.
I work in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Aside from myself, I know that there are other counselors in Southeast Michigan who offer discounted rates for uninsured clients.
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