Counselors, Therapists, and Life Coaches—Improving Mental Health in Newark, NJ
A young father has a blossoming, lucrative career, a beautiful home, a loving wife, and healthy children. From the outside, his life is complete. What more could he want? This young father’s life is not what it appears. He has secretly struggled with anxiety since a child. He is an African-American who was adopted into a Caucasian family. As a child, he would look for his biological father in the face of every black man he met, all while hiding this desire from his adopted father. This man’s anxiety remained hidden until he had a public panic attack—his feelings could not be hidden any longer. This young father, of course, is Randall from the hit This Is Us. The show had developed a large and loyal fan base, in large part because it does not shy away from reality. The storyline portrays the ups and downs of mental illness. It highlights the shame many people struggling with mental illness feel. It illustrates the isolation and secrecy they may feel. It also spotlights the love, joy, and beauty of life—goodness that mental illness cannot steal. While relational challenges and mental illness may be a given in life, so is help.
“I know how important good mental health care can be because
I personally benefited from it.”
Mental health care can bring untold benefits to an individual’s life. Tipper Gore stands with many others who have experienced the improvement mental health care brought to their lives. The stigma that once surrounded mental health is fading, and many people are receiving the care they need. Whether the trouble is emotional, relational, or psychological, people have options and help is available. Many people have learned how to live life from their own values and toward their own goals.
The staff at Thriveworks Newark gets that life is full of highs and lows. Our therapists, counselors, and life coaches have ridden life’s rollercoaster with many clients, and seen firsthand how prioritizing mental health can improve an individual’s overall well-being.
Mental Health Care: A Safe Space
A few decades ago, talking openly about mental health or seeing a therapist would have been taboo. However, many people are becoming more educated about what mental health care involves. Many people are speaking publicly about the benefits they have experienced. Slowly but surely, the taboo is being lifted. Going to see a therapist, counselor, or life coach is more and more being seen as a sign of strength.
Before people walk into a counseling session, they often want to know what it looks like to establish a therapeutic relationship with a counselor, therapist, or life coach. Mental health care shares many similarities with physical health care. When people see their primary care physician for bronchitis, they will receive different care than another patient who is there for a broken toe. The same principle holds for mental health. An individual who is experiencing emotional abuse will have unique care that is different than someone who is diagnosed with Bipolar.
The basis of individualized care is trust. The success of the client-therapist relationship is contingent upon trust being established. Trust allows clients to be honest about what is happening in their lives. Trust allows clients to step back from the chaos of life and feel safe. Trust allows clients to feel, think, and evaluate. Trust allows clients to step back into daily life with renewed perspective and with a game plan.
Skilled mental health professionals not only provide a safe space for clients, but they often help them avoid common pitfalls on the road toward recovery. For example, many people become stuck in blame and finding vault as they heal. When people are honest about their experiences, especially difficult ones, it is easy and natural to blame and find fault. Initially blame allows people to feel powerful; however, it focuses people’s attention upon other people instead of their own healing. This often distracts people from what they can do for themselves for their own healing and growth. Skilled therapists, counselors, and life coaches can help their clients bypass this and other roadblocks.
Therapy is a not an easy button or a silver bullet. Change often takes hard work and means sacrifice. However, people who have made adjustments to improve their mental health will almost always say that they are so glad they did so. The short-term sacrifice almost always leads to long-term gain.
Here are just a handful of the many challenges that the professionals at Thriveworks Newark have empowered their clients to overcome…
- Grief counseling
- Anger management
- Child therapy
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Cannabis use
- Eating disorders
- Suspected abuse of a child
- Job loss
- Executive coaching
- Psychiatric testing
- Couples and marriage counseling
- Sexual identity issues
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Career advancement
- Family tension
Scheduling an Appointment for Counseling, Life Coaching, or Therapy at Thriveworks Newark
What is happening in your life right now? Are you ready to meet with a therapist, counselor, or life coach? Thriveworks Newark has appointments available, and our professionals are ready to help. When you call our office, here is what you can expect.
- A person will answer your call and help schedule your appointment.
- Your first appointment may be the following day.
- We offer evening and weekend appointments.
- Most insurance plans are accepted.
Call Thriveworks Newark today.