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Therapists have helped untold millions of people sort out their psychological difficulties so they can lead more rewarding lives. Unfortunately, however, many individuals are afraid to seek therapy because they don’t know what to expect or have negative misconceptions about how it works. There needs to be some sorting out between fact and fiction.
At the office of Mars & Venus Counseling Center, we listen to our patients intently so we can help them sort through their feelings regarding their mental and emotional issues. Our clients receive empathy, patience and a broad spectrum of knowledge. We pride ourselves on building strong counselor-patient relationships.
Fiction: Only weak or crazy people go to therapy.
Fact: Going to therapy doesn’t mean you’re feeble or mentally unfit. To the contrary, seeking therapy means that you’re self-aware and resourceful. When it feels as if you aren’t in control of your life, are functioning at a low level or can’t get a grip on everyday life, counseling can help you regain your composure.
Fiction: You’ll be in therapy for a long time. Yes, some folks are in ongoing therapy, particularly if they have an enduring mental condition.
Fact: Short-term (two to five sessions) assistance can be immensely beneficial and help you get back in the saddle. It can be of great assistance when you need to improve your quality of life and be more capable of carrying out your goals.
Fiction: Therapists just sit there and listen.
Fact: Good therapists play an active role in your treatment. They make relative observations, ask questions and assist you in setting goals, all to unravel and improve your feelings.
Fiction: Couples therapy is for partners who are teetering on divorce. It’s the last step before calling in the lawyers.
Fact: Marriage is complicated and can be fraught with difficulties. The key to successful relationships is to nip problems in the bud—to resolve them before they bloom. Conflicts are easier to fix when a couple is on positive terms rather than at each other’s throats.
Mars & Venus Counseling Center is dedicated to providing the ultimate in skilled and considerate care. For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us today for an appointment. We look forward to finding out how we can help you lead a rewarding life.
By New Jersey Centers for Counseling
February 27, 2023