Life is about facing and overcoming personal struggles. The award for addressing mental and emotional issues is a much stronger resolve to break through the wall that is called adversity. However, many of us face personal struggles that we cannot overcome. When that happens, an effective strategy to overcome a personal struggle involves attending adult therapy sessions.
What are the most common types of personal struggles to overcome that require the support of a licensed therapist?
Substance abuse is a frequent strategy that some people use to conceal the pain and agony caused by a personal struggle. Whether it is an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol or a binge gambling problem, concealing the pain and agony triggered by a personal struggle makes it difficult to resolve the personal struggle. For example, struggling with building a career can lead to an addiction that makes the struggle much more difficult to overcome.
Through family therapy, a licensed therapist teaches a family about how to help a family member who has succumbed to one or more addictions.
Acute Stress and Anxiety
Acute stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on our lives. Turning around the negative emotions related to stress and anxiety can be resolved by identifying the stressors in your life. For example, let’s say you are highly anxious about an upcoming business presentation. Attending one or more adult therapy sessions can help you identify the triggers that have caused you stress and anxiety. Maybe we identify that a lack of preparation is the root cause of your negative emotions.
An effective type of therapy that helps people living with acute stress and anxiety is called EMDR therapy.
Depression is one of the most serious types of mental health issues that adult therapy addresses. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), more than 20 million adults living in the United States experience some form of depression. Living with depression makes it impossible to function properly in both personal and professional relationships. The reliance on prescription drugs should not be the only treatment option. Participating in adult therapy sessions can help a client discover how depression has developed in the client’s life.
Grief is sometimes mistaken for depression. Many of the signs are the same, but grief represents a temporary emotional condition that adult therapy successfully resolves. Even if you give yourself time and space to mourn the loss of a loved one or the passing of a dear college friend, you might require professional help in returning to your former productive self.
A therapist who specializes in implementing adult therapy techniques can help you cope with immense grief.