Therapy for adults’ mental health is about taking full responsibility for one’s life. Deciding to begin psychotherapy means choosing to make your life be about what is most important to you, rather than allowing your life to be consumed by a struggle with problems.
Our problems tend to invite struggle. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, anger problems or low self-esteem, you know how consuming these feelings and thoughts can be of your time and attention. If you have a relationship or work situation that is very stressful and seems hopeless, you also probably have noticed how these situations tend to hijack your life. It can be easy to get stuck in this trap of struggling with problems, and therapy offers an alternative.
Mindfulness-based therapy allows you to “go outside the box” and approach your problems and your difficult emotions in a different, more workable way. Stress is not in itself bad, but we have learned to struggle with it in a way that creates additional problems. In therapy you will learn to respond to stress in creative, proactive ways, grounded in the present moment. Doing so will allow you to make use of your skills and wisdom to engage with difficult situations, deepening relationships and making your work meaningful and satisfying again. Call us at 503-222-2361 to schedule an appointment or learn more.