Fort Wellness Counseling

The Benefits of Attending Therapy with a Counselor and Therapist

Part 2 of 3

Rane Wallace, MS, LPC, LCDC, SAP

What are the benefits of attending therapy with a counselor or therapist? This is a common question we hear from individuals that have never attended therapy. In this article, we will discuss some of the benefits of attending therapy in order to help guide your decision-making process.

This is Part 2 of a 3 Part series to help guide so that you can learn more helpful information about the counseling process.

Here are some ways that you can benefit from attending therapy with a counselor and therapist:

  • Improved emotional well-being
  • Decreased problematic symptoms
  • Increased sense of joy and contentment
  • Improved relationships
  • Improved functioning at work
  • Decreased Social Isolation and Increased activity
  • Improved quality of life and overall life satisfaction
  • Improved interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Improved Self-Esteem, Confidence and Self-Awareness
  • Practical skills for changing self-defeating behaviors and habits
  • Improved emotion regulation skills for negative emotions
  • Anger Management skills
  • Improved mood stability
  • Relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions
  • Improved problem-solving skills and decision-making skills
  • Improved coping skills for managing stress effectively
  • Improved skills for conflict resolution
  • Skills for managing cravings, urges and desires with compulsive behaviors

There are several other examples of what you can get out of therapy, but this list is a great start.

Research has shown that learning how to verbalize your feelings can have a significant therapeutic effect on the brain. Getting your thoughts, fears, worries out in the open with a mental health professional that is trained to help you manage them is great thing for your emotional and mental well-being. Therapy can help you learn how to handle emotions from problems or stressors, even if they are not dramatically life-altering or traumatic. Research has shown that therapy is well-known for its problem-solving techniques and reputation as a resource for overcoming anxiety, depression and addiction. It is also a way to establish or improve emotional wellness in your daily life.

Working with a licensed and professional counselor and talking with them allows you to get a sense of how you appear to other people, helps you get feedback on whatever you are feeling and can offer some insight into how these emotions are affecting your daily life. A trained and licensed mental health therapist can help you dissect a problem and figure out how to solve it. Think of it as helping yourself get “unstuck.”

With the development of insight and increased self-awareness, you are able to gain a better understanding of your own behavior and issues, feelings and events in your daily life to help reach improved emotional health and mental well-being.

Therapy Tip:

If you go into therapy with the mindset that you will get something out of it, there is a good chance that you will get something out of it. Your thoughts have a powerful influence on your emotions and the actions you take.

Three Part Series on Therapy:

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series to help guide you so that you can learn more about the counseling process. In Part One, we discussed What is Counseling, Mental Health Therapy, Psychotherapy and Talk Therapy? This article discussed the benefits of attending therapy with a Counselor and Therapist. Part 3 discusses What To Expect At Your First Therapy Session at Fort Wellness Counseling in Fort Worth, TX.

For more information on how to move forward with therapy with a counselor and therapist at Fort Wellness Counseling, please contact us by using the Contact Form or book an appointment by using our online scheduling system.