Following a diagnosis of a chronic illness or development of a disability, an individual may experience confusion, frustration, or fear. Necessary lifestyle changes may make one feel stressed, resentful, or overwhelmed. The support of a therapist or other mental health professional is often beneficial as an individual begins to adapt and cope with any effects of illness or disability.
Moreover, as a practicing therapist living with a chronic health condition, I have found a lot of success connecting with individuals seeking help and support in this area.
Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy, and the condition is highly treatable. Unfortunately, though, stigma surrounding depression inhibits many people from seeking treatment. Because an individual with depression may be viewed as flawed or weak, that person is likely to feel shame regarding his or her condition, and he or she may fear the consequences of disclosing the experience to employers, health care providers, family, and friends.
When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy—unlike anxiety medication—treats more than just the symptoms of the problem. Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them.
Adolescents and even adults can often struggle with the difficult question, what should I do with my life? At Arbol we will help individuals explore their strengths and interests, in relation to their aspirations. We will guide them in planning and making informed decisions for their education and career pathways.
Every day we make choices to do or not do many things. These choices may range from extremely important to minor and each one has an effect that makes our lives more fulfilling or less fulfilling, more balanced or less balanced, that make our process of living more effective or less effective. Life coaching helps you learn how to make choices that create an effective, balanced and fulfilling life.
Group therapy can provide significant therapeutic benefits, including being able to share with other individuals who have had similar stories, or rather, are in the “same boat.”
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