THERAPY FOSTERS NEW OUTLOOKS WHICH REVEAL NEW OPTIONS
People often call a therapist after they’ve tried for a while to problem-solve a relationship, a condition, or a situation on their own. Some may feel that they’ve failed or run out of options.
But there are always options.
When people believe they’ve exhausted all their alternatives, they’re often stuck retrying different versions of the same alternative.
Therapy involves developing new options to address a problem more effectively.
It takes courage to give therapy a try. When someone calls a therapist, it may be the first time that they’ve resolved to try something outside their “comfort zone.”
But trying something outside of one’s comfort zone reflects a willingness to try something different. It also reflects a readiness for change, and change is essentially what therapy is about: making changes about oneself in order to get what one wants from life and relationships.