How Therapy Helps

I’ve failed.

What must my friends and family think?

What have I done so wrong?!

What next?

You Are Hard on Yourself

One of the main ways therapy helps is by changing the stories you tell yourself. For example, “I’ve failed” can be turned into “it will get better”, or “it just didn’t work out” and possibly “I am human and fallible.”

Language Is SO Powerful.

It gives meaning to our entire lives. It even enables us to have complex thoughts. What you say to yourself will rule your life. It is time to find the power in your own mind and release it.

Patterns

Patterns exist everywhere, even in the pattern of a sunflower. Therapy is helpful in finding patterns in your life. With the help of a skilled therapist, you can begin to identify what you are doing over and over that is hurting your ultimate outcome. Finding those strength patterns is beneficial, too. If you know what is working, you can do it over and over, banking on those strengths and adjusting for the negative.

Therapist Selection

Whichever therapist you choose, you will have never met them. This means what comes from this person will most likely be a new exposure. Exposing yourself to new people and ideas is so important for the development of your psyche. This is also a significant part of therapy: one human being affecting another human being. Therefore, making sure the relationship is a good fit is so important.

I will make every effort on our first phone call to ask the right questions to make sure we are a good fit. Then you will get to ask whatever you want of me as well.

Give me a call now to have a conversation. Our phone call will last about 10-15 minutes. Plan to discuss your individual goals, scheduling needs and at the end we will set up an appointment or you will recieve a referral. Click the video below to “meet” Kristen Craren, LPC.

I look forward to talking with you. Keep progressing!