Therapy in Indianapolis, IN—Prioritizing Mental Health Care
A young dad named Randall has a tangible love for his wife and young children. He works long hours to provide for them, and Randall doesn’t just want things to be right—he wants life to be perfect. Unfortunately, even when life is good, it is never perfect, and Randall struggles secretly with anxiety. That is, until he has a very public panic attack. Of course, Randall is one of the lead characters on the hit This Is Us. Although his particular story is fictional, it accurately reflects circumstances that are all too real for many people. The show explores many realities of people who struggle with mental illness. It portrays the secrecy and the shame and the challenges of recovery. But one of the reasons the show may be so popular is that it also portrays the beauty and satisfaction that people can experience in life.
“I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience.” —Kay Redfield Jamison
Overcoming life’s obstacles is hard work. Receiving a difficult diagnosis is without a doubt challenging. And yet, it is also true that there is hope and joy in this life. Many people are learning just how resilient they are, just as psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison describes. Many people are also working with a counselor, a coach, or a therapist to formulate a treatment plan for their symptoms while focusing their energy and attention upon living the life they want.
The staff at Thriveworks Counseling in Indianapolis, IN have worked step-by-step with many clients as they tack on life’s difficulties and thrive in the midst of the hardship. No one is a diagnosis, and our therapists, counselors, and coaches see each client as the individual they are.
Mental Health Services: A Safe Place
There are many mental illnesses that need particular therapies or medications, but the common treatment that everyone needs is safety. Life is a roller coaster with ups, downs, twists, and turns. No one is exempt, and everyone needs a place where they feel safe to retreat, breathe, reflect, and re-enter the chaos. For many people, therapy is that place. The relationship they have established with their coach, counselor, or therapist is a judgment-free relationship where they can be honest about what they are facing and find next steps that work for them.
Safety is a starting place, but from there, the treatment can go anywhere, depending upon what each client needs. Skilled mental health professionals understand the road toward recovery, and they have often walked that path with many clients. They are often skilled at identifying roadblocks and how to overcome them. For example, blame is a sticky point that often traps people. Instead of focusing on what they can do, blame expends energy on finding fault. While blaming may initially feel empowering, it ultimately renders people helpless because they often cannot control the people or circumstances that are at fault.
Instead, skilled therapists can help clients focus their attention upon what they can control. Often, there are at least two things this means. First, a therapist and client may work together to control difficult symptoms they may be experiencing. This may include medication or healthy coping mechanisms or any number of treatments. Second, a therapist and client often look at the root causes of the illness or challenge. Where wounds can be healed, they can pursue healing. These often require clients to make adjustments in their lives, and most people who have been through that change process will testify: change is so hard in the short-term but so worth it in the long-term.
The reasons people pursue mental health services is usually personal and unique. A few examples of reasons people have sought help at Thriveworks in Indianapolis include…
- Grief counseling
- Anger management
- Child therapy
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Cannabis use
- Job loss
- Executive coaching
- Couples and marriage counseling
- Psychiatric testing
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sexual identity issues
- Suspected abuse of a child
- Career advancement
- Family therapy
Do you recognize anything on this list? If so, know that the staff at Thriveworks Counseling in Indianapolis understand what you are facing. If not, know that the staff at Thriveworks have helped many people who started therapy without a defined idea of why they were there and what they wanted to accomplish. There is no right way to get started.
Appointments for Therapy, Counseling, or Life Coaching at Thriveworks Counseling in Indianapolis, IN
Thriveworks in Indianapolis hopes that each client receives the quality mental health care they need when they need it. We know scheduling therapy is a big first step, and we have done our best to make that step as easy and convenient as possible. Here is what you can expect when you contact our office:
- A scheduling specialist (that is, a real person) will answer your call and help you make an appointment.
- That appointment may be within 24 hours. Many new clients meet with their therapist the day following their first call to our office.
- Evening and weekend sessions are available because not everyone can meet within the 9am-5pm window
- We work with many insurance companies and accept many forms of insurance.
If you think counseling, coaching, or therapy may be the right next step for you, Thriveworks in Indianapolis wants to take that step with you. Contact us today.