The process of finding a counselor in Cleveland is hard, and that is an understatement. Seems like getting the therapist to even call back is half the battle let alone making sure they can address your specific problem and be a good fit for you as a person. But maybe you’ve gotten past that point. You found a few therapists in Cleveland that seemed nice enough. You probably have a ton of questions-that is completely normal. I’m here to help you with the top truths about counseling, therapy, psychology and coaching in Cleveland.
TRUTH #1 Counseling is what you make of it: There is a lot of truth to finding the right therapist and finding a good fit but there is also a lot to be said about being open to the process of counseling. It takes a commitment to yourself. Putting mental health as a priority is as important as physical health and impacts your physical health amongst other areas of your life. It’s an act of love towards yourself and requires time and resources. Therapy is as much as you are willing to work at yourself, as it is the person you’ve chosen to guide you through that process.
TRUTH #2 Therapy is uncomfortable, at times: Yes, we go to counseling to feel better but often the path to feeling better is riddled with less than pleasant emotional experiences. Therapy is hard work. Sometimes you can even feel worse before you feel better. Many issues we face are rooted in some deep places and that is painful to access but the benefit can be so worth it.
TRUTH #3 There is no magic wand: Yep, I don’t have a magic wand. If I did, I would most definitely use it on you to make whatever ailment you are suffering go away. Counseling is no guarantee of a cure for your emotional hurts. And therapists don’t have all the answers and aren’t trained to tell you want to do with your life in three easy steps. We are guides, fellow journeyers and wounded healers. We will create a safe space for you to explore, employ interventions and continue to be a place for validation and reflection. And maybe some magic will be had along the way but it will be a magic which you are as much as responsible for as anyone.
I hope this has been beneficial to you in understanding the top truths related to finding a therapist, counselor, psychologist or coach in Cleveland. If you are still feeling perplexed, feel free to call me at (440) 836-3186 for a free 15-minute consultation. I’d be happy to hear about what is going on and connect you to the right person. If you are looking for help with codependency or relationship issues, you can read more about how I can help here.