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 the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at (407) 592-8997 for more information.