“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.” ~ Akshay Dubey
Carl Rogers evokes the urge to investigate the concept of the “congruent self”, which embraces the idea that what one feels, thinks, and expresses are one and the same, without fear or apprehensions. (On Becoming a Person, p. 61) This is the authentic self, brought to the therapy situation on which trust is built to lead to more promise of sustainable change.
These are some of the issues commonly treated in therapy:
Here is a list of some of the common relationship problems that people often come into therapy: Affairs/Infidelity/Cheating; Sexual Problems/Partner's Sexuality; Differences in core values and beliefs; Life Stages; Traumatic and/or Life-Changing Events; Blended Families Issues; Unrealistic Expectations; Addictions; Communication Difficulties; Unsupported Partner; and How divorce affects children.
Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Here is a list of some of the common issues that LGBTQ often come into therapy: Discrimination; Oppression; Coming out to family and friends; Experiencing bulling, and in the midst of social pressure and expectation, sorting out one's "authentic" sense of self. All of this can lead to anxiety, depression, substance use, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and other mental concerns.
Here is a list of some of the common causes of depression that people often come into therapy: Abuse (past sexual, emotional, and physical); Conflicts; Death or loss; Major events; genetics; certain medications; serious illness; and other personal problems.
Here is a list of some of the common concerns that accompany cancer, which people often come into therapy: Fear of recurrence; Depression | Sadness; Anxiety | Worry; Anger; Uncertainty, Loss of control, Loss of independence; Sexual dysfunction; Relationship problems, Survivor's guilt and/or shame; Fatigue; Changes in cognitive functioning; Physical limitation from treatment; Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms; Financial problems; Body image issues; and Grief over what is lost.