Mental health therapist. What do they do and how can one help you? A mental health therapist can be one of the best investments you ever make in yourself. What makes mental health therapy an investment instead of an expense? That’s an easy answer. It is the returns. The returns happen in the same way the law of compounding numbers works with your 401K investment. Your investment grows bigger the longer you stay invested and the more benefits you receive in the end. If you are struggling with changes in life, having marital issues, dealing with anxiety or work/life balance stress, or having trouble finding purpose, then make an initial investment in individual therapy for long-lasting returns.
All too often people spend countless dollars on superficial changes. Hair color, manicures, pedicures, tailored clothing, teeth whitening, tanning, cosmetic surgery, etc. The list can run quite long and costly. It isn’t just women that believe external change makes a difference, but men too. While these things change the outward appearance and can temporarily improve self-esteem, they do not necessarily provide an overall improvement in the quality of life. These may even be signs that a person is struggling with depression or body image issues.
People who try to change many things about themselves may still be unhappy or anxious about life. They may find that they don’t see the returns they initially expected after making those investments in themselves. A mental health therapist is like a personal trainer for your mind. They are skilled at helping you discover ways to improve quality of life, how to have more confidence, and how to let go of things that are holding you back.
Letting go of things that are holding you back is the core of great mental health therapy. A mental health therapist guides you to uncover hidden mental blocks from your past or present. These roadblocks can make it to where you can’t maintain a healthy relationship, or you can’t get ahead at work or can’t achieve career goals. Mental roadblocks can make it where someone can’t feel good about themselves no matter what changes are made.
Not just any mental health therapist is right for you. It is the same as hiring a personal trainer at the gym. You need to do your research and find one that is skilled and experienced. You want a mental health therapist that is going to truly invest in you so that you gain the most in returns.
If you are thinking of making a change in your life, I suggest you reach out to a professional. You are worth it. You deserve to get the most out of your investment and to enjoy the benefits for the rest of your life. At Orlando Thrive Therapy, we are committed to making sure that happens. Call or email us to find out more and benefiting from change today.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.