Although I believe in therapy, and think its's for everyone, I thought it more beneficial to hear from real clients! Read below clients from different ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and presenting issues, on how they believe therapy has helped them.
1. What brought you in to therapy?
2. What has therapy done for you?
3. Would you recommend someone come in to therapy for the same reasons you did?
1. I first got into therapy when I was roughly 12 yrs old. Things weren't the best at that time of my life. I asked my mom for help and that's what led me to therapy. Now at 23, I've gone through many therapists, there's amazing ones, and not so great ones. Once you find a great fit, therapy becomes the best thing ever.
2. Therapy has done many positive things for me. I've discovered over the years that not every session ends in making you feel better. Therapy makes you think from a different perspective and opens your mind up to many possibilities that you wouldn't have thought of on your own. This ends in you being able to heal, accept and learn more about yourself.
3. Therapy has done a number of things for me. Having an unbiased and fresh opinion is the best thing ever, because you can start from scratch explaining your life and hardships, and talk it out without feeling judged. I highly recommend therapy to everyone, we all need someone to talk to, and that's what therapy is for!
1. I was at a low point in my life. I was stuck in a failing business and didn't see a way out. I was struggling financially, isolated, depressed, and didn't care too much about anything. I decided to talk to a professional after I broke my hand, punching a wall. It was a wake-up call that I needed help. At my core, I still valued life, which motivated me to search for the right resource.
2. Therapy provides a place where I can be honest, comfortable, and vulnerable. It's given me a level of clarity and focus. I now face challenges head-on, recognizing that it's just a season, and I have the tools to work through it.
3. I am an advocate for therapy and consistently recommend it to all of my friends and family.
1. I came to therapy searching for a trained professional to hear my issues and provide objective feedback.
2. Therapy has given me the tools to use in situations that had previously brought me anxiety. It's given me ideas and tools on how to mitigate problems proactively in the future.
3. I have and will continue to refer friends and family to Harmony. I have been in therapy before, but Harmony is the first therapist that doesn't just listen. She gives actionable ideas that have improved my life.
1. We were at a point where we didn’t hear each other, we needed someone to step in and get us on the same page of acknowledging the real situation, not the situation we both believed it to be. I also told myself that this was my last effort and if it didn’t work at least I could say I tried everything. I needed to feel like I had someone on my team, or at least someone that was going to actually hear what I had to say. I'm sure we both felt the same way.
2. Love Languages. Made me realize how differently people perceive the same thing. I'm so black and white that it didn’t make sense how someone could see things in grey. My opinion was if you see grey you are just avoiding the actual issue. I realized that was wrong.
3. 100%, without Harmony we wouldn’t have made it. I had completely given up hope and was just going through the motions. I honestly thought to myself, 'well it will look good in court when I say I tried counseling'. That’s how much I had given up.
1. My husband and I sought couples therapy for disagreements revolving on how to
maintain our relationship while maintaining healthy boundaries with our adult children
and grandchildren. There were many transitions within our family and many
disagreements over how much support our adult children required.
2. Therapy has helped us communicate our needs and feelings in an appropriate manner. I believe that it definitely saved our marriage, as at many times we were at the point of divorce before therapy.
3. I would recommend therapy to everyone at the very least four times a year. Some years are better than others. Even good changes in life for example, a promotion at work or the birth of a child, disrupts the life you were living before. Some years are not so pleasant either, and sooner or later we all have to experience the illness or death of a
loved one, an unexpected move or accident. Life is about change and it is always
changing but we can only be our best when we do not get lost or stuck with the events
1. I started going to therapy because I got to a point where I felt very helpless and hopeless in my life. I felt like I had no control over my situation and environment and overall felt very lost.
2. Therapy has helped me realize I do have control over my situation and that having boundaries doesn't make me a horrible person.
3. Yes! I would recommend therapy to others. I think every single person would benefit from therapy. We all get stuck in our heads and it's helpful to have a professional help navigate us through those thoughts and feelings.
1. Initially it was a desire to understand my partner and our relationship better, but as we got deeper into it, I realized I barely understood myself.
2. It's not an exaggeration to say it's changed my life. I'm not the same person I was even 6 months ago and my only regret is I didn't do it sooner.
3. Absolutely. I cannot recommend exactly that enough to people. The world would be a much nicer place if more people got themselves in therapy and understood themselves and their feelings a little bit better.
1. I wanted to go to therapy to process a lot of things from my childhood that I felt were holding me back from connecting with others and moving forward in my life. I also wanted to learn how to set healthy boundaries with those around me so that I wasn't constantly feeling drained by other people.
2. Therapy is helping me learn to let go of the constant need for control, whether that be with life outcomes, myself, or others. By learning about my craving for control, I've learned how exhausting it constantly was, and I'm learning to have peace when things are out of my control, when I previously would have felt anxious. This in turn has helped me to manage my expectations for myself and others, and has aided in reducing my anxiety.
3. I would absolutely recommend anyone to therapy who has ever felt similar to myself.
1. I began therapy individually to work on issues that had developed inside my 20 year marriage. I was feeling overwhelmed and needed help managing issues as a couple and individually. Communication and being able to relate to the vast emotional differences were areas that my husband and I did not align with one another. I needed assistance in recognizing how certain patterns had developed and how to process and resolve those. I felt very lost and alone, was not comfortable sharing intimate details of my marriage or confiding in those close to me.
2. Therapy has provided a safe place that I could express and explore my thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns. It helped me understand how events and relationships in my past influenced those in my present. I knew that I must discover the underlying reasons I accepted certain behaviors from myself and others in order to create a future of change. The knowledge of unresolved past or present issues, my own behaviors or the acceptance of others behaviors hurting me will prevent the opportunity to break free from these in my future. I recognized there was a "root" to my unhappiness and pain.
Finding those roots and working through them was essential to a happier me. Therapy is where you receive the help in discovering those roots.
I have been a long time believer in therapy and the positive ways therapy can improve the management of feeling, emotions, and behaviors, as well as teach self love and the importance of valuing yourself without the need for validation of others.
Therapy has been invaluable for me in learning and knowing how to be comfortable in asking or letting others know how I need to be loved and has made me very receptive to the different ways or needs of others
3. I would absolutely recommend therapy for anyone in a similar situation as mine. Life in general is going to present us with small and big conflicts and no one has all the answers, there is no shame in asking for help. A person doesn't need to be in crisis to seek therapy . A therapist not only offers advice, education and a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, they are a built in support system and that is something we all need throughout life.
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