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 greater insight and awareness about yourself, your goals and values
- Learn ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Regulate emotional challenges more effectively
- Cultivate skills for improving relationships
- Find resolutions to longstanding concerns
- Improve communication and problem-solving
- Change old behaviour patterns and develop healthier habits
- 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?
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be considered an investment towards one’s future. 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.
As a regulated health care provider and Registered Psychotherapist, Anna’s services may be covered by extended health benefits programs. Check with your provider for further information.
For those with extended health benefits plans that only include coverage for psychologists or social workers, this template may be used to write to your provider to request consideration of including psychological services rendered by psychotherapists in your coverage plan:
A sliding fee scale may be applied for, on a limited basis, by clients who do not have access to extended health benefits coverage, and for whom cost is a concern, based on individual circumstances (i.e. financial need), and household income.
Are there more affordable alternatives to counselling?
If counselling isn’t an appropriate option for you at this time, visiting one of Heartfulness’ free local workshops may be another option for you. These workshops are offered periodically throughout the year at various locations across the Greater Toronto Area.
Another option is to join Heartfulness’ psychoeducational groups, which are a more affordable way to be supported through your challenges amongst others with similar experiences.
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When weighing the pros and cons of psychotherapy, consider how much your challenge is currently costing you financially, socially, and health-wise. 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, book a free consultation now!