Adult Counseling

How does therapy for adults work?

At Courage to Connect we believe that every person is walking their own unique journey and therefore should be met where they are at. We individualize each treatment plan based on where you are at in life. Therapy gives people the opportunity to be real with their struggles and to be seen in a whole-hearted way. Courage is not easy to come by and it can be terrifying to open ourselves up to other people. At Courage to Connect we will always open our ears and our hearts to your struggles and find the best possible plan for your life to be healthy and whole in the fashion you need it to be.

The actual process of therapy for adults typically works in this fashion:

  1. Information Gathering-exploring where you have been, what you are experiencing now, and where you want to go
  2. Treatment Planning: developing a plan, setting goals, looking at growth edges
  3. Process Work: putting in place tools, resources and skills to help you be the most successful person outside of the office, building awareness

Courage is a heart word. Be brave. Love hard. -Brene Brown

What are some signs that therapy might be right for you?

If you feel like you are continuing to end up with the same result even though you have tried different alternative options. Sometimes some of the most subtle things are holding us back in life and it take another pair of eyes and ears to help you identify and give tools to the things that you need in order to break your cycle. If you feel like what you are experiencing is weighing heavy or you feel like it is starting to impact relationships, your job, your family, your social life, or any other part of your life then now may be a good time to seek therapy. Many times our symptoms of anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, relationship struggles are all part of something hurt or broken within us trying to communicate and heal.

What are the benefits to therapy for adults?

Emotional: Therapy can help with being able to identify and understand emotions at a deeper level. The older we get the more our emotions get linked to situations, beliefs, patterns, and perceived experiences. That means we have a lot more to dig through to understand what our emotions are communicating to us and what exactly needs to heal. A therapist can help you navigate your internal world to help you put meaning and purpose to your emotions. Therapy can help you find ways to manage and maintain your emotions. Therapy can provide education and skills to help you get a better handle on the emotions you experience day in and day out.

Mentally: Therapy can give clarity and understanding to some of the processes happening within our mind and within our brain. Therapy can help build a stronger sense of confidence, responsibility for our actions and our thoughts, self awareness into our belief systems and self-worth, create healthy coping skills to handle life’s everyday strains, find motivation for direction and change in life, finding purpose and meaning, along with many other mental benefits (all which naturally feed into emotions). Therapy can help us embrace who we truly are at our core and live authentically through our core rather than what other people expect or want from us.

Behaviorally: Therapy can help provide insight to why we adopt certain behaviors over others, how they became a part of our life, the purpose/reason for those behaviors, how to break the patterns of certain behaviors, and how to find new healthy behaviors to meet those same needs. One of the hardest parts is understanding the why behind so many of the things that we do.

What are some of the problems you typically work with in adults?

We meet and collaborate with individuals who haves struggled with: