It’s so hard to open up to a stranger
Many of my prospective clients in the San Jose area are concerned about how therapy reflects on their character – they worry that talking to a therapist means they are damaged, awkward, “weak” or “lazy.” Nothing is further from the truth. I believe that recognizing that you need help and asking for it is a sign of a real strength.
Look, all of us need guidance from time to time. Whether it’s in your finances, your diet, or your plumbing. (And in my opinion, marriage and life issues are much more complicated than a clogged sink!) The most sensible, mature, and courageous thing to do when we need help is simple: ask for it, do the work inside you, and be better for it!
I already have friends and family I can talk to.
You may feel more comfortable discussing personal issues with a friend or a loved one. Besides, you might ask, how can talking to a therapist fix past trauma or heal broken relationships? If you have friends and family you feel you can talk with about anything you need to be grateful! However, no matter how refreshing and comforting sharing with your best friends is, you need to admit to yourself that in some cases they can’t help you solve your issues.
While it may be easier to talk to someone you know, a therapist is trained to help you understand your feelings and solve your problems. Having an unbiased source of support in your life allows you to make healthier, more informed decisions.
Talking to a therapist won’t change the situation I’m in.
You’re right–a therapist can’t wave a magic wand and make your problems and pain disappear. The bad news and the good news is: you are the only one who can change your life. And my goal with individual counseling therapy is that you will take charge of your life. And change it. My goal is for you to gain clarity about what you need to do. And how to change your life.
Many people come to my office feeling “stuck” and leave feeling “empowered.” As a result, they decide to make the changes they have been fearful to make for many years.
Individual Counseling: Are you ready to make a change in your life? Call (408) 599-1413 or click here to schedule an appointment.