The concept of “you are a product of your environment” can never be so true sometimes. Individual therapy in Dr. Phillip's is tailored towards the idea of what you need to live a fulfilled and engaged life. Dr. Phillip's mental health therapists have noted that a block that can get in the way of living this life is variable in the environment or the relationships that you surround yourself with.
As you work on yourself, self-reflection, validation, and acknowledgment are key but also the evaluation of the relationships you are surrounded by. It is a concept of external love and men and women’s therapy in Dr. Phillip's can be focused and used to address the quality and validity of these relationships. This is a far deeper concept than couples counseling in Dr. Phillip's because it still requires individual therapy but with the focus on the type of relationships, you are surrounding yourself with.
Imagine all the work that you do to improve yourself in the therapeutic setting and then having it all taken away by the environment and relationships you find yourself in. This can cause a counterproductive therapeutic experience and can make any positive progress be halted. It is hard to evaluate the relationships that are positive and negative in your life. If you are reading this blog and notice a specific relationship is becoming more apparent to you-ask yourself why is that relationship being noted? Is it a part of the person surrounding you with negativity, not meeting your needs, not giving you the support and guidance required, or even can you trust and rely on them?
While these sound-like hard questions to ask, they must be asked because the person who needs to live a fulfilled life is you and that is it. Surround yourself with positivity and positive relationship and continue the growth you want for yourself!
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.