It is so common to find one's self feeling anxious and uncertain in facing the various demands of daily life, family needs and conflicts within relationships. We often find ourselves so overwhelmed by the moment-to-moment stress, that it is rare to have the chance to step back and carefully evaluate our thoughts, feelings and options. Therapy provides an opportunity, in a supportive and neutral setting, to discover new perspectives and possibilities for responding to these times of challenge.
Many adults are interested in seeking therapy to gain support and to develop improved coping strategies to manage stressful life transitions or emotional challenges. Others would like to gain a greater degree of self-understanding in hopes of changing difficult relationship patterns, long-standing experiences of stress and anxiety related to social and intimate relationships, or academic and professional performance, impacting day-to-day mood, personal satisfaction and outlook.
Adults often seek psychotherapy for some of the following reasons:
- anxiety and stress management
- depression and sadness
- difficulties within relationships
- managing family dynamics
- decision-making related to future goals and plans
- stress related to major life events or transitions
- adjusting to grief or loss
- low self-esteem and self-criticism
- binge eating (emotional over-eating)