What is the most difficult word for most people to say? Help!
It’s incredibly difficult to ask for help today. Especially here in the midwest, where we have a real “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality. Most of us don’t ask for help because we don’t want to appear weak. We don’t even ask for help from most close friends or family members, so it’s certainly difficult to ask for help from strangers. That’s the very belief that keeps many people away from therapy.
Individual counseling, often called psychotherapy, is meant to help people with their emotional issues. The main goal of this form of therapy is to change someone’s quality of life by redefining the path of life more clearly, and bringing in more clarity. Whether it is the problem of repeating behavior that’s getting you into trouble, not setting healthy boundaries, losing a loved one, or just feeling stuck, a professional therapist can help you revive and improve your mental health through counseling.
So what is involved in psychotherapy? At Omaha Psychotherapy, we like to tell people that therapy is “your hour”. Most often, clients have a standing appointment for one hour, one time each week. While some therapists you might see like to structure the hour, at Omaha Psychotherapy, we are committed to helping clients see the hour as your time. So you decide what happens in the session.
And some weeks might look different from others. One week, you might come into a session and need to talk about a current conflict, a difficult decision, or a recent argument. Another week you might want to focus on future goals and examine what barriers have been keeping you stuck. And another week you might want to talk about some issues from your childhood that keep surfacing.
There’s no cookie cutter approach. It’s your hour.
In 2015, we surveyed clients and 100% said they’d recommend therapy to friends and family. 100% of those who responded also said that therapy was very helpful.
So what are you waiting for. Take a risk and ask for help! Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 402-715-9710.