Usually we can work through problems ourselves or with the support of family and friends. Sometimes we need extra support. This is when talking to a psychologist can help. Psychologists have special skills, training and experience to help you understand your problems, overcome emotional challenges and make meaningful changes in your life.
You don’t have to be diagnosed with a mental health problem to benefit from therapy. Many people seek help for everyday problems such as job stress. Others turn to therapy during times of crisis, such as relationship difficulties. Whether it’s a serious problem or simply something you wish to address in your life, our psychologists can work collaboratively with you, in a confidential and supportive way, to help you understand and resolve problems.
Sometimes things can feel worse before they get better. Painful memories or uncomfortable feelings might surface. This is a normal part of therapy and your psychologist will guide you through this process. Keep in mind growth is difficult, and it’s not easy to break old patterns. However, you should notice changes in your life. Your overall mood might improve, for example. You may feel more connected to family and friends. Or you might find that a crisis that would have overwhelmed you in the past doesn’t affect you as much this time around.