This short blog answers your question: how is therapy an investment?. Let’s start off by acknowledging that any form of therapy is an investment into your wellbeing. This doesn’t just apply to private practice therapy, but also going in-network with your insurance company, going to a low-cost/affordable clinic, or in a group setting. 


You may be feeling skeptical about the idea of mental health treatment. You’re wondering, “is this a scam?”, or “I know myself, how can someone else help me better?”. It’s important to note that therapy may not be for everyone. In fact, therapy is not effective if you’re not open minded to some aspects that come with therapy.


While you will receive validation, understanding, and recognition, you can expect to do self-work. This includes deepening self-understanding, self-reflection, and challenging yourself to understand what areas you can grow in. 


If you’re interested in learning more about individual therapy in Simi Valley, consider calling us for a free consultation! Make sure to check out our blog on Taking Responsibility for your Mental Health.


How is Therapy an Investment?: You will recognize patterns in your thinking or behavior

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As we’re navigating everyday life, we do things unconsciously. This could be how we speak to ourselves, how we perceive the world around us, how we’re coping on a daily basis, and more. It can be difficult to take a step back to reflect on these behaviors or mentalities from a neutral perspective. 


Your therapist will spend a lot of time gathering information about you in the beginning. Sometimes, you might feel that the questions they’re asking are irrelevant to what you’re wanting to talk about in session. However, this paints a picture for your therapist of how your mind might be working! 


When you can recognize patterns that aren’t serving you, it’s easier to identify ways to grow from them. For example, let’s say you felt that you were being socially awkward. You might instantly experience negative thoughts that put you down, shame you, or more. 


By recognizing these responses and their frequency, you can better work on catching them in the moment. Anxiety therapy in Simi Valley, Ca helps you work on having more positive or accepting thinking. Make sure to read our blog on Signs to Start Anxiety Therapy!


How is Therapy an Investment?:  You will learn psychoeducation around mental health symptoms

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Some mental health symptoms are more well known than others. For ADHD, there’s difficulty with attention and impulsivity. With depression, there’s suicidal thoughts or feelings of hopelessness. For anxiety, there’s panic attacks or distorted thinking. However, there are many more symptoms that contribute to a mental health disorder. 


By learning psychoeducation around your mental health symptoms, you can be more aware of when they come up for you. You can better understand what your specific experiences are, and connect the dots more. This can improve your quality of life by knowing what you’re feeling.


With learning about symptoms, you will also learn coping mechanisms. Sometimes, symptoms don’t necessarily match up to the idea of the mental health disorder. For depression, some individuals can feel increasingly irritable or angry, which is different from the usual association with sadness


Individual therapy in Simi Valley, Ca connects you with an in-person therapist. If you’re looking to better understand your mental health symptoms and begin your growth journey, contact us today! Make sure to read our blog on How to Stop Invalidating Yourself!


How is Therapy an Investment?: You will create long-term goals and results through your own dedication

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During the first few sessions in therapy, your therapist will be curious to know about your goals. What are you specifically looking to address in sessions? It’s common for people to start therapy not fully knowing exactly what they want out of this process. They’ve just identified a problem, and are wanting to receive support for navigating it!


Let’s say you’re in individual counseling, for example. You may notice feeling a lack of motivation, having low self-esteem, or more. In your present moment, you’re wanting to change that. However, it’s important to know how to maintain that change moving forward as well!


With long-term goals, your therapist will provide you with coping strategies to practice on a regular basis. Now, you have spent time getting to know your behaviors and patterns better, as well as being able to identify your symptoms. With this information, you can implement effective coping skills moving forward. 


Coping skills include having a trusted friend to talk to, going for a walk, watching your favorite show, listening to music, exercising, playing a sport, and much more. They also include activities like breathing exercises, grounding exercises, journaling prompts, sitting with yourself and your feelings. Coping is personal to what works best with you!


Therapy is an investment into your future self. You can work on healing from past trauma, grow as your present self, and prepare yourself with tools for the future. Considering starting therapy in Simi Valley, Ca?


In-person therapy in Simi Valley is ideal for those seeking a separate, safe space from their home. Check out our blog on Online Therapy or In Office Therapy to understand what format is best for you. Another great blog to read is ours on if you need Therapy or Medication to address your issues.


By seeking out support, you can begin your journey to feeling relief. You don’t have to go through finding the right level of support alone, either. 


Consider calling our therapy group at (805) 774-1506 for a free consultation on how you or a loved one can get started today!

Seek out a validating, safe environment with us today. We will help you get to where you want to be. Our therapists provide trauma therapy, teen therapy, individual adult therapy, LGBTQIA+ therapy, anxiety therapy, depression therapy, family therapy, and more in-office in Simi Valley, CA.

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