Every day, millions of people seek the help of individual counseling Austin. We get it, life is downright difficult sometimes and being the social creatures we are, talking to someone is one of the best ways to sort through our thoughts and feelings.
Stress and challenges do not discriminate, and individual counseling provides a safe space when you can speak openly and candidly and without the worry of judgment. Talking about your problems can change the way you see yourself, others, or your situation. Therapy is not just about candid talking. It takes a trained, impartial and skilled therapist to you see things that may be unconsciously hidden or blocking your view. Whatever your life struggles may be, we can help you navigate the tough decisions, challenging dilemmas, and painful situations that find their way into your experience.
During individual counseling we will discuss the barriers you face and together come up with creative ways to break through them. We will assist you to create lasting solutions to the very real problems every individual encounter at some point in their life.
Whether you are struggling with being in a high-profile spotlight, facing a relationship problem, infertility, career decisions, co-parenting, or mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression, we will help you connect with coping strategies to manage these emotions through individual counseling.
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6 Ways Individual Counseling Austin Will Provide Satisfying Benefits
- Understand family-of-origin patterns of relating and behaving and how they impact your relationship to yourself and others.
- Develop communication skills and socialization skills that help unlock barriers in relationship to yourself and others.
- Gain new tools and insight to manage anxiety and stress
- Improve your ability to put your thoughts and feelings into words to set boundaries, express needs, manage conflict, and to manage vulnerable feelings
- Improve self-esteem so that you can trust yourself and feel worthy
- Grow your support system
7 Risks of Therapy
Things may get or feel worse before they improve. Counseling may bring up painful memories. It might disrupt relationships. Because therapy often means focusing on and talking about unpleasant or painful issues, it can cause you to experience uncomfortable or painful feelings, such as sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, or frustration. Our therapists are trained to help guide you through these difficult processes.
Therapy requires change. It might a change some of your thinking is (such as from “black and white” thinking to being able to see shades of gray in between) or some of your behaviors (in anxiety, you might eventually be asked to do the very thing that scares you). Change is uncomfortable and all change involves loss, even if it is good change. Though with time and support this change can rock your world in a good way.
You might hear things you don’t want to hear. An important element of therapy, at least in my opinion, is that of honesty. Just as honesty is important for the role of the client, it is important for the therapist to be honest about observations (and questions they are asked) in order to help one grow. This might mean being challenged and having to hear things that bring up a certain level of discomfort and resistance.
You might not always like what you find. Self-discovery can be hard. As you look within, explore strengths/weaknesses, and take accountability for who you are as a human being, you sometimes gain insights that are difficult to accept. The good thing is that the difficult insights are necessary for understanding oneself and what needs to be done to make appropriate changes.
Some clients develop strong feelings about their therapists. This is especially true in longer therapies. Such feelings are normal, even if sometimes uncomfortable or confusing. Any feelings are possible, and the rule for them all is to talk them over with the therapist. We are experienced with this and will help you understand how this is part of your progress.
You might not find the right Therapist right away. It really is crucial to find the right therapist – one that you feel comfortable with and that has an approach (and the knowledge) to competently deal with the issues you are wanting to resolve. The relationship between counselor and client is a main factor for the best outcome. Some therapeutic relationships “fits” are better than others. You may get very different results with two different therapists.
Therapy is not free and there is no guarantee that it will work or how quickly it will work. Although the American Psychological Association states “the average person who engages in psychotherapy is better off by the end of treatment than 80 percent of those who don’t receive treatment at all” you might be one of the exceptions to this finding. . By measuring where you are at each session, we will minimize this risk.
During treatment, we will work with you to create lasting solutions, built on your own strengths and resources to help foster success and the changes in your life you want to see. If you would like support, please reach out!