Benefits of Therapy
According to the Stress in America™ 2023 survey, a nationwide poll that included more than 3185 US adults, 50% of adults ages 18 to 34 report symptoms of mental illness. Rates of reported symptoms of mental illness jumped by 14% for adults ages 35 to 44 in 2023 compared to 2019. Nearly a quarter, (24%) of adults rate their average stress level as being 8 and 10 on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means little to no stress, and 10 means a great deal of stress.
Past painful experiences, loss, trauma, collective trauma, financial stress, poor health conditions, work stress, family conflicts, limited social supports, chemical imbalances and a myriad of other factors contribute to the high stress levels and symptoms reported in this survey.
Often, people struggle to process and organize these thoughts and feelings due to the inherent difficulty of doing so while actively immersed within a stressful environment. It is akin to trying to read a book while drowning. Our fast paced lives, avoidance behavior patterns and countless demands on our time and attention leave little opportunity for self care or processing.
Therapy provides a safe space to communicate and organize these thoughts and fears, with the support of a highly trained professional to help guide you through your journey of personal discovery and healing. Your therapist will provide you with emotional support, validation and education, while helping you to process past painful experiences, teaching you how to enhance and incorporate coping strategies, and implement effective boundaries while improving healthy communication.