THERAPY IN BROOKLYN
STRENGTH, WELLNESS & HAPPINESS
It’s not really that long ago that
psychotherapy and counseling were viewed as
something that should be kept a secret. But times
are, thankfully, changing. More people are benefiting
from therapy for mental and emotional wellbeing.
Read on to discover how therapy can help you.
We are here to help!
SPECIALTY AREAS EXPLAINED
Stress is often defined as a bodily response to the demands of life (external pressures). But there are also emotional and mental aspects of stress. It is experienced as thoughts and feelings as well as in the body. Therapy can help people learn coping skills to reduce and manage their stress.
Depression can have many symptoms. These can include sadness, irritability, fatigue, inability to sleep, decision-making issues, and the list continues. Feel only slightly down, but it never goes away? You might be experiencing symptoms of depression.
Anxiety is different than stress because it is far less logical. Thoughts tend toward excessive worry; where you might feel all of a sudden panicky and fearful at the slightest thing. Feelings of anxiety can also manifest physical symptoms such as nausea, muscle tension, increased heart rate, and perspiration. Several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, trauma-related disorders and various phobia-related disorders.
Body image involves one’s physical body (including size, shape, and appearance), and one’s attitude toward the physical self (such as thoughts, feelings and beliefs about one’s body). Body image can be influenced by social factors, such as culture, the media, and interactions with family and friends. An unhealthy body image can contribute to low self-esteem and cause persistent anxiety; it can interfere with daily well-being.
Many people who turn to therapy do so because they have issues with their self-confidence. This can be down to unresolved childhood issues, harmful relationships, and/or automatic negative thoughts. Not everyone who comes to therapy has an issue. Some are just curious to understand themselves better and lead a more meaningful life.
Career counseling is counseling designed to help with choosing, changing, or leaving a career and is available at any stage in life. One's career is often one of the most important aspects of adulthood, and embarking on a new career can be a stressful event. A career counselor can help by outlining and discussing one's potential career options.
Perhaps the greatest benefit to having therapy is achieving greater balance and harmony in life, especially through difficult life transitions. But if you are aware that your life is unbalanced, it’s reason enough to seek therapy.
Conflict resolution therapy seeks to teach people conflict resolution skills, can be used to address conflict in any situation (family, between friends or romantic partners, at the workplace, etc.). Therapy can help find solutions to certain challenging situations, and build a skill set that can be used to navigate future conflict.
The experience of losing someone or something close to us is difficult. Grief tends to come in waves, and can leave us emotionally all over the place. Through exploring the phases typically passed through after a loss, therapy can not only be a great comfort, it can help find ways to manage and move forward.
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