Some Things To Consider:
- Do you often feel sad, angry or hopeless
- Perhaps your mood changes drastically depending on the day or time of year.
- Do feelings of worry bring you down, causing you to feel alone and confused?
- Have emotions or past negative experiences triggered an addiction or compulsive behavior?
- Have you suffered debilitating abuse, trauma, or loss?
- Do you feel alone with your fears?
- Do you suffer from chronic pain or illness?
- Do you wish you could feel more in control of your life?
When you wake up in the morning, you might feel hopeless while planning your daily activities, knowing your emotions, thoughts, addictions or physical feelings will keep you from reaching your highest potential. Throughout the day, you may struggle with focus and productivity at work, create a larger gap between you and your family members or question who you are. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma or grief, you may find it difficult to fall asleep at night. When you are faced with an ailment in life, you may believe you have to self-manage it. However, in many cases, enduring your struggles alone may worsen your condition and lead to unhealthy habits.
What is The Process Like?
We usually start sessions by addressing your immediate concerns. Our highly individualized approach prioritizes alleviating emotional pain quickly. Once we get to know you better, we can dig deeper and learn more about underlying emotional triggers that may be blocking you from enjoying your life and obtaining mental, emotional, relationship and professional success.
Adult counseling seems like it will help me, but I still have a few questions and concerns…
1. I don’t want to talk about my problems with a stranger.
You may have family members or friends who have given you support through some of your darkest days. Even though this support is helpful and you might feel more comfortable speaking to someone you already trust, the extent of his or her expertise in treating your issue may be limited.
At first, speaking to a therapist might be unsettling because you are afraid to share your deepest and strongest emotions with a stranger. However, the fact that your therapist does not know you personally can actually aide the treatment process. His or her objective point of view can lead you to a more thoughtful analysis of your situation and more effective solutions. In addition, our adult counseling sessions remain completely confidential so you do not have to worry about anyone else knowing about your personal life.
2. What if I don't want to spend the time and money on counseling. I think I can self-manage my condition.
In some cases, you may be able to effectively manage your condition on your own. But depending on the severity of your struggles, seeking professional help may be your best or only option. Even if you have a minor ailment, the pressures of your life could cause your thoughts, feelings and actions to spiral out of control.
In terms of time and money, you must ask yourself how much your happiness is worth to you? If you suffered from a physical illness, you probably would not second-guess your need to see a doctor. Your mental health should be no different. The earlier you begin treatment, the better your chances are for recovery and feeling like yourself again.
3. As a Christian, I believe I can find guidance through the Bible. How will my therapist consider my beliefs during treatment?
Just like doctors and nurses, therapists have also been appointed by God to help those who are unwell. We will work with you to ensure our strategies and techniques are aligned with your fundamental religious beliefs. During adult counseling sessions, you can set and attain a goal to feeling better, as well as find yourself and live by God’s word.
4. How do I know if I can afford counseling?
Even though financial problems and seeking therapy may seem like a Catch-22, we take all personal insurance and are a part of the TN Cares program. Some services are available on a sliding scale with verification of income. Therapy is also an investment in your family’s future. By spending the time, energy and money now, you could save yourself the money and stress of more troubling problems later.
5. You Can Create A Happier And More Fulfilling Life
You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to be the best you can possibly be. If you are ready to find the motivation and direction to improve your life, we invite you to call us for a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and how adult counseling can help you.