Is therapy right for me?
Do you find yourself stuck in the same problem again and again? Do you experience feeling lost, hopeless, or “just getting by” on a regular basis? Do you commonly feel out of control of your emotions or situation? Are you overwhelmed with stress? Such experiences, among others, can motivate people to seek support in exploring new options and coping strategies to make lasting changes in their lives.
Seeking therapy is a personal choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, while other times it is in response to difficult or unexpected life transitions. Some seek guidance as they pursue their own personal growth and exploration. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges.
How can therapy help me?
Psychotherapy can provide a number of lasting benefits. Therapists can offer fresh, objective perspectives on difficult problems and point you in the direction of possible solutions. Psychotherapy also allows you to talk openly and confidentially about your concerns.
Through a therapeutic process, you can expect to:
- Develop insight and awareness about yourself, your goals and values
- Learn ways to cope
- Regulate attentional and emotional challenges
- Develop direction and motivation
- Manage triggers
- Cultivate healthier relationships
- Find resolutions to longstanding concerns
- Nurture your inner child
- Transform and heal past hurts
- Cultivate post-traumatic growth
- Increase personal wellness
- Gain a positive mindset
- Improve communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills
- Change old behaviour patterns and develop healthier habits
- Pursue mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual integration
- Take charge of your life choices and feel more assertive
- Reclaim a sense of empowerment and confidence
- Restore balance in your life
Isn’t counselling expensive?
Unfortunately, most private psychotherapy and psychological services are not currently covered by OHIP and many Canadians are accustomed to accessing publicly funded healthcare. As a result, it can seem expensive to pay a health care provider by the hour. We get it. Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be considered an investment towards your quality of life and your future. Research has found many correlations between stress and mental health concerns and physical ailments, so maintaining mental wellness is a practical part of healthy living. Ask yourself how much living with your current difficulty is costing you in the long run. A few brief sessions may be all you need to work through your concern.
Our services are covered by most extended health benefits programs. Check with your provider for further information.
If cost is holding you back from getting the support you need, we have options for you. In addition to offering groups and services on a sliding fee scale,* we also provide the opportunity to work with Master’s level Qualifying Registered Psychotherapists under the supervision of Registered Psychotherapists* in an effort to make wellness accessible to everyone.
*Subject to limited availability.
When weighing the pros and cons of psychotherapy, consider how much your challenge is currently costing you financially, socially, and physically. Ask yourself if this is something you’re willing to maintain or if you’d like to see changes in your life. Psychotherapy can be seen as a long-term investment in yourself and your well-being.
To see if it’s a good fit for you, call for a free consultation!
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