Why Therapy?

People may seek therapy for various reasons at various times in their life. Sometimes there is an external crisis that throws one's life out of balance; loss of a loved one, loss of a job, pending divorce, a near death experience, witnessing or experiencing a violent assault etc.

Then there are other times when one may be experiencing an internal crisis. Perhaps you have an awareness that your life is not full or you're not as happy as you'd like to be. Or perhaps you feel you're not yourself, like something is missing, or like you have a blind spot that prevents you from really taking in the world in a balanced, positive way.

Then again sometimes life is just a lot to handle. Perhaps you're a single parent with special needs children; perhaps you're struggling with how to care for aging parents; perhaps you're dealing with a personal illness. Whatever the reason, sometimes life can be overwhelming. And sometimes we find ourselves in extreme emotional pain.

Taking care of oneself during times like these is very important. And one of the ways you can do that is by seeking therapy. The truth is, making life changes is never quick or easy. We just don't leave one partner overnight and quickly move on to another. Nor do we immediately leave one job and instantly move into a brand new career. Therapy can provide you with support and insight. It can help you challenge old ways of functioning, and help you view the world in a more expansive and unburdened way.

Whatever the reason, therapy can help during long dark spells along the ever-winding road of life.