Trauma, Addiction, Anger Management Therapist in South Bay
What is Therapy?
Therapy, also known as counseling, is the process of meeting with a therapist in person or virtually to resolve problematic behaviors, feelings, relationship issues, and somatic responses.
Many people use therapy as a step in the process of becoming a better version of themselves and improving their quality of life. Counseling can help you change self-destructive behaviors, resolve feelings of pain and trauma, and improve your relationships.
A therapist is someone who supports you and actively listens while giving direct feedback or helping you find the best solution within yourself. The best therapy is tailored to your specific needs and experiences.
Whatever the type of therapy you receive, the aim is to establish goals for yourself and determine the steps necessary to reach them. Your therapist will focus on guiding you through the therapeutic process so you can achieve your set goals.
The Importance of Therapy
We all learn coping mechanisms when it comes to dealing with stress and problems in our daily lives. Some may be healthy coping mechanisms like talking out issues with friends or turning to exercise. Others may not be as healthy, like aggression or substance abuse.
No matter how an individual copes with their stress, everyone can use extra support. An effective way to do this is by talking it out with a professional during therapy.
Drug or substance abuse can alter a patient's brain functions and structure which can result in changes even long after the addiction has ceased.
This is the reason why patients are at risk of falling into a relapse. Therefore, therapy should be readily available — this could bring them different perspectives to meet his needs and bring productive changes to his daily life.
It is important to understand the complex situation that every patient goes through during therapy and treatment.
Research has proven that talking about your feelings can have a therapeutic effect on the brain. When a professional therapist is facilitating the conversation as you navigate the tangle of your emotions, the benefits are amplified.
Benefits of Therapy
Learning You Are Not Alone
A professional therapist can help you understand the feelings that are typical for your particular circumstances. Your specific experience might be more common than you think, which can make it reassuring to know that you are not the only person going through what you’re feeling.
Getting into the narrative of your trauma isn’t the initial therapy goal. A counselor can offer you strategies to support your immediate needs before diving into more difficult narratives. Deep-seated issues can be addressed at a later date when you feel more comfortable.
Planning for Mental Health
Counseling provides you with a plan and different options for addressing your mental health needs. If you begin therapy without wanting to discuss major, complex issues yet, you can devise a plan with your therapist to approach those challenges at your own pace.
Relieving Stress and Pressure
Therapy allows you to get things off your chest that you may not feel comfortable discussing with family and friends. Counseling provides you with a safe, neutral space that relieves stress and pressure from having to talk about complex issues until you are ready.
Individual psychotherapy is a process involving an individual and a therapist. The goals are to inspire change and improve your quality of life. Many people seek out a therapist to help them deal with issues that they often struggle with alone, like anxiety and depression.
Counseling can help someone overcome emotional hang-ups or underlying issues that are hindering their well-being while increasing positive feelings like self-compassion. In therapy, a person can learn skills for dealing with difficult situations, healthy decision-making, and goal-achieving.
Most people think about the physical dependence associated with addiction. However, the mental aspect is what typically drives people to addiction and relapse. Even if your body is no longer dependent, the mind can revert back to old coping mechanisms and potentially lead you to relapse.
If you’ve used substances in the past to handle stress and have not discovered new ways to cope, you may end up falling back into old habits. With addiction therapy, you can learn to manage your triggers and deal with stress without turning to drugs or the bottle.
Anger management counseling can help you manage aggressive reactions in response to frustration better. Oftentimes, people with anger problems can lash out and do or say things that can have regrettable consequences.
Anger mismanagement can have a significant impact on your life if left untreated. Counseling will take a look at the root of this problem and find a solution that works best for your particular situation.
Trauma therapy emphasizes the understanding of traumatic experiences and how they can impact someone’s overall mental and physical wellness.
This type of therapy focuses on learning about the connection between past traumatic experiences and current issues in order to offer strategies for coping with responses tied to trauma.
Our office location is in Redondo Beach.
Telehealth sessions are available anywhere in California.
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