Are you worried that you are really struggling to feel and function well?
Do you have a strong sense that you are experiencing emotional difficulties?
Have you noticed that you worry a lot, is frequently sad, or has difficulty calming down once you are upset?
Are you experiencing difficulty at work, school, or home?
Are you struggling to stay focused, start tasks, or complete tasks?
Are you experiencing frustration, guilt, or shame at what is going on your inability to get things under control?
Struggling emotionally, socially, academically, or at work can be a very painful and frustrating experience. As someone who is struggling, you may experience guilt or shame about how you are feeling. Watching a loved one struggle can raise feelings of inadequacy or hopelessness as you try to help them start to move forward. It’s common to feel worried that things will not get better. You may experience fear about the impact of these feelings at work, school, and home. It is very common for people in these situations to feel emotionally drained and tired. It is common to feel like every day is a struggle.
New Jersey Family and Addiction Institute Offers Support and Guidance for You and Your Family
Counseling can be very helpful in starting to move forward. It can provide immediate relief for both yourself and your loved ones. The New Jersey Family and Addiction Institute team will work in partnership with you and your loved ones to determine the root cause of what you are experiencing. We will work together to gain an understanding of what is going on and give you practical treatment options.
Your therapists can assess the issues in order to create a treatment plan which includes realistic expectations and clear steps forward. Additionally, your therapist will provide concrete skills and tools for creating an environment which supports you and your loved ones.
Your therapist will work with you to help you recognize why you feel what they feel when you feel it. You can learn words to label and share your feelings in a constructive manner, while also developing tools to help manage disappointment, stress, and frustration. Through conversation your therapist can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Together we can leverage your strengths and identify clear steps to address your weaknesses. This can help you think more positively and act with more confidence. In our sessions together we will focus on emotional intelligence, arming you with tools to help you navigate stress and adversity throughout our time together and throughout your life.
But, you still may have questions or concerns….
Counseling can take a lot of time and it isn’t cheap. I’m not sure it’s worth it.
Therapy is an investment in your overall well being. Intense or misunderstood emotions can negatively impact your life and your loved ones. They can create conflicts and feelings of being misunderstood at work, home, or school. Investing in yourself can create the opportunity for you to work through difficult emotions or experiences which can produce a sense of relief. When you start to feel better your performance at work or school and within the home can improve, benefiting all aspects of your life.
I’m afraid that if I go to counseling that I’ll learn something is really wrong.
This is a really common fear for people. We don’t just see this in mental health. We see it often in physical health. It is common for people to put off going to the doctor because they are scared that they will get confirmation that there really is something wrong with them. However, we believe that it can be reassuring to see what is actually going on with you. Additionally, until you have clear answers about what’s going on, you will likely be consumer with worry.
We can partner with you to determine what the core issue(s) are that are affecting your and help create a clear treatment plan. You will be able to get the support you need to start moving forward. You can also get the education and guidance you need to start making healthy decisions for yourself moving forward.
Am I going through a phase or is something deeper going on?
You know yourself better than anyone else. If your gut is telling you that what you are experiencing is situational depression and that it will clear up eventually that greats. Even if you are just going through a rough patch tied to a specific event you can still benefit from getting support through that process.
If you have felt this way for a long time in spite of what is going on with your life, you certainly could benefit from therapy. Remember that whatever you are experiencing others have experienced as well. Getting help now can help you start to feel better and move forward in life with intent and purpose. There is no reason that you need to continue to feel the way you feel now. There is hope and therapy can be a great tool to fostering that hope.
We provide services in the Morris, Essex, and Union County area. We invite you to call us for a 15-minute free consultation to discuss any questions and concerns you may have about counseling.