Therapy has gotten a bad rap over the years. In a society that tells us we need to “have it all” while appearing to “have it all together”, asking for help or seeking help can be difficult. However, it is the best form of self care. We have no problems getting a physical at the doctor’s office, getting our nails done, having a massage, getting our hair done, or going to the gym. So, why should this be any different? Therapy is a great choice to be preventative and intentional of seeking solutions to our problems. Amanda sees the strengths and beauty in everyone. She urges her clients to view therapy as a healthy way to invest in themselves and their relationships, just as one might invest to a 401k or a college education to be better equipped for the future, or deposit money into their savings account. Therapy is no different. It is a choice to make a proactive change in order to better yourself, your life and your relationships. It is a way to gain knowledge and learn advanced skills! Many people do not know that communication and resolving conflict is an art form! It is an investment in yourself! It allows you to heal from past wounds, to get to know yourself and what you need or want in life and in relationships. It is a way to get the answers to the “why” like why do I do this….or why am I the way I am? Sometimes just understanding the “why” can bring someone great inner peace. Therapy helps you grow into the person you aspire to be and thrive in all areas of your life. It’s a little help when we are not sure what to do or need feedback from a person outside of our inner circle.
Keep in mind, not all therapists are the same and uniquely individual. Therapists differ from a variety of reasons; education, experience, training, and style. This is why it is so important to find the therapist that is the right fit for you and when you do, you will know it, you will feel safe, heard, and understood.