Seeking Guidance in the Rough Times (Part 1)
Mar 29, 2018
One of the major signs of mature adulthood is knowing when to ask a professional. When the breaker box is sparking, your sore throat doesn't get better, or the satellite dish detaches in a storm are all great examples of when it's time to seek professional help. The same rule applies to emotional turmoil and unusually stressful situations. When you get in over your head and start to worry about making the right decisions, often the smartest thing to do is seek a little professional counseling. Even if it's only for a few sessions, your chosen counselor can help you talk your way through your concerns and offer sound advice on handling whatever life is currently throwing at you.
Not everyone leaves home at the same time, and everyone has their own reasons for leaving early or staying longer. No matter when you make the transition or why, leaving your parents (or guardians) and the home you grew up in can be challenging. Even if you're glad to be gone, it can be difficult and often upsetting to make such a drastic life change.
Most people try to deal with all of these feelings on their own based on a sense of pride, and if this works for you, that's great! However, if the anxiety is starting to get to you, an hour or two talking with a personal counselor can help you put things in perspective and positively aim your thoughts toward the future.
Trouble with Loved Ones
There are thousands of uniquely different ways to experience personal troubles with close friends or family. From relationship mistakes to substance abuse, it can be hard to be at odds with the people you love, especially if they are difficult to approach. It's a common misconception that those with 'the problem' are the ones that should go to counseling, but that is not always the case.
In fact, usually the one who 'goes to therapy' is a responsible involved adult who as acknowledged that they are in an overwhelmingly personal situation. From their counselor flows good advice, and possibly suggestions to see more specialized professionals if the issue in question has become medical or dangerous.
Professional counseling is a great way to handle the bumps in your life responsibly, sort through your feelings, and come out the other side stronger. Join us next time for the second half of this two-part series where we talk about the stress of starting a new job and what counseling can do for you. If you're going through some hard times right now and would like to talk, please contact me soon. I'm always ready to listen.
Category: Depression Counseling