If you’re like most people, you might have rung in the new year with a list of resolutions. Whether that is through addressing eating habits, increasing physical activity, learning a new language, or decluttering your home office, resolutions are made to help us live our best lives.

In all of these instances – and so much more – therapy can help.

Many people still believe mental health therapy is something we seek when there is a major crisis – when we need help navigating depression or anxiety, when we’re going through a big life transition, or when a relationship is on the verge of collapse.

And while therapy can absolutely help with all of these scenarios, it offers numerous benefits you may not have thought of:

  1. Therapy Can Boost Physical Health: Therapy protocols have been shown to improve physical symptoms associated with stress. Examples include a reduction in headaches and digestive upset, as well as a healthier appetite and improved sleep.
  2. Therapy Builds Self-Awareness: Many of our behaviors are influenced by subconscious programming from early childhood. Therapy helps clients understand where feelings, beliefs, and behaviors might originate. Through treatment, individuals can become more self-aware and empowered to take responsibility for the lives they are creating.
  3. Therapy Explores Hidden Desires: Self-awareness also means becoming aware of your passions and desires. Therapy can help you become an archeologist of sorts, digging into your heart, mind and soul to uncover what it is you value, desire, and need.
  4. Therapy Helps You Set and Reach Goals: Many of us have set goals or intentions for the new year. A trained therapist can help you set achievable goals as well as outline steps to help you reach them. They can also act as coach and cheerleader, supporting your efforts along the way.

While therapy is something that you should absolutely seek for depression, addiction, and help with relationships, it offers so much more. If you’d like to explore therapy options in the new year, please contact us to get started on a path to a brighter tomorrow!