Cindy Gullo, LCPC - Therapist & Counselor
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5 Reasons Everyone Can Benefit From Therapy


If you think therapy is just for people who are suffering from serious life crises or mental health issues, think again! Just about anyone can benefit from discussing their lives with a therapist. Working with a qualified therapist allows you to discuss anything in a safe space – from personal issues and relationship troubles to problems at work, life goals, and more.

Read on, and learn about 5 reasons everyone can benefit from therapy and counseling.

You Can Express Yourself – And Benefit From Putting Your Feelings Into Words

The power of simply discussing your emotions should not be underestimated. A study examined in Science Daily showed that vocalizing negative thoughts and feelings helped study participants feel more relaxed and relieved.

Bottling up your emotions and feelings can have negative consequences – but talking them over with a qualified therapist allows you to release them in a safe, judgment-free space.

You Benefit From A Judgment-Free Zone

Why not just talk to your friends about your problems? It’s a good question – and obviously, you should share your life with those who are close to you.

But sometimes you may want to talk about something that’s very personal – or involves a close friend or relative. Sharing this with a friend may result in social difficulties, or feel uncomfortable.

With a therapist, you can talk about anything. It’s their job to remain objective and supportive – and to never judge you for what you share.

You Can Recognize Problems In Your Life

It’s hard to understand what’s holding you back in life until you take the time to really think about it. Therapy sessions and counseling can help you on this journey to self-discovery. Perhaps you’re in a bad relationship, or your job is making you unhappy.

Until you discuss these things with a therapist, you may not even realize that you have a problem. By allowing you to discover yourself, counseling and therapy can help you avoid negative influences on your life.

You Can Find A Purpose

Everyone is looking for a purpose. Whether it’s a long-term goal or just a short-term plan, having a purpose is important for your mental health – and a therapist can help you define your life goals for both the short and long-term.

By providing you with something real and objective to work towards, therapists can help you focus your energies, and minimize negativity.

Maybe you already have an idea of your purpose in life or have clearly-set goals. If this is the case, that’s great – but who’s holding you accountable? Being accountable for yourself is difficult because you cannot be objective.

A therapist can help you break down your goals into actionable steps, and hold you accountable for progression. By doing so, you can get a comprehensive roadmap to achieving your goals, and be held accountable through every step of the process.

Everyone can benefit from therapy from a qualified, trained professional. So don’t miss out on these benefits. Contact me, and see how you can improve your life!