In its most basic form, going to therapy is the act of consulting with a mental healthcare professional. Therapy is a way to work through personal concerns, no matter what they are, with someone who is devoted to providing support and care for these types of issues. Therapy provides a “safe space” for voicing feelings that you may not feel comfortable talking about with others, in an environment where you know that your concerns will be taken seriously and treated with confidentiality.
Group therapy is a type of session in which more than one patient works with a mental healthcare provider. In this setting, patients can share their experiences and emotions with people who are in similar situations. Group therapy can be beneficial by allowing people to see that they are not alone in their experiences, and by providing a network of support. If you have never tried group therapy, attending at least one session may help you determine if this style of therapy is right for you. TruCircle has a search option made specifically for finding group therapy sessions near you.
Mental illness is a term that covers a wide range of conditions that affect the way people think, act, and feel. These conditions often become a concern when they negatively affect the lives and relationships of the people experiencing them. Mental illness is just like a physical illness – in the same way that you might go to a primary care doctor when you have the flu, you can go to a mental healthcare provider for any issues that concern your mental or emotional wellbeing.
As with all kinds of wellness, mental health can be evaluated on a spectrum. Throughout your life, you may move along the spectrum in either direction, with some times being more difficult than others. If your mental and emotional wellbeing are affecting your life negatively, you may be struggling with your mental health. In all cases, if you feel that you are unhappy, unsatisfied, or overwhelmed with your life to any degree, speaking with a therapist can be beneficial. You don’t need to be considered “mentally ill” to benefit from working towards better mental health.
Our therapists are experienced in supporting a wide range of mental healthcare concerns. Sometimes, people just need someone to talk to in an environment where they feel safe and comfortable. We provide a space (virtual or otherwise) where you can get the support you need, regardless of the perceived severity of your situation. TruCircle is open to anyone, and everyone can benefit from therapy.