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Mental health counseling, or therapy, is the practice of helping people address emotional, psychological, and relational problems. A few years ago, a friend gave me a souvenir plaque to put in my office “Even my therapist says it’s your fault!”. haha. It’s a joke, of course, but it raises some important issues about the mental health profession. The main question we have to ask is: Is the treatment actually beneficial? Is the mental health profession creating a victim culture, or do people actually get help coping with trauma, healing relationships, and improving their well-being? Some people think we are under the influence “treatment” in our country. Christina Hoff Sommers and Sally Sattle, authors ‘One nation under treatment’, emphasized that an overemphasis on mental health can create a belief that we all have incurable problems that leave us chronically disabled and unable to function without the help of a therapist. They say:

“The therapy praises openness, emotional self-absorption, and the sharing of feelings. It includes the assumption that weakness characterizes the American spirit rather than strength, and that suffering is a disease that needs treatment. The therapy assumes that a shy, restless, and emotionally apprehensive public requires a broad range of therapists, appreciative educators Self, grief counselors, work shoppers, therapists, and trauma therapists to lead her through everyday life experiences.”

Despite that, we already have problems. Let’s look at depression, for example. In the past 20 years, there has been a 400% increase in antidepressant use among American adults. Is depression on the rise, or are drug companies doing premium marketing? Do people really feel depressed and anxious, or have they succumbed to the pill promotion? If we take this line of thought further, is there an increase in psychological problems or are there more therapists persuading people who need help? Basically, either mental health problems are on the rise, or perfectly functioning people are convinced they have problems and need help. They are given medications and a recommendation to attend a consultation.

The answer is complicated and the best answer is “Both” correct. Not necessarily that depression is on the rise. Instead, our awareness of depression increased. We are becoming more aware of mental health! Depression is not new. In 1854, Henry David Thoreau realized that “Most men live in quiet despondency.” Life can deal us with blows to which the only natural response is depression, fear, sadness, or any other unpleasant emotional state. Seeing a counselor for this is very similar to seeking medical attention for an illness that, if left untreated, will heal on its own. However, getting help for this speeds up healing and reduces suffering. In the past several decades, technological advances have allowed us to solve critical health problems (vaccines, antibiotics, advances in surgeries, etc.), and have given us abundant access to better nutrition, clean water, and education. We now have more time and resources to invest in our mental and emotional well-being than ever before. As Tony Robbins explained, when we solve lower level problems, we rise to a higher quality of life where there are also higher level problems to be solved.

So yes, treatment can be helpful. Word “Counseling” It implies that the counselor will give him or her his advice. Will this tip and advice encourage you to grow as an individual? Must. Will you be challenged? Yes it should. Counseling or therapy is having someone help you change something in your life. It’s not much different than hiring a physical therapist to treat an injury or physical restriction. It is also similar to hiring a personal trainer to help you increase your health and fitness. Healing and growth are the general goals of treatment. It takes action based on the belief that you can heal and grow. It is empowerment rather than empowerment. Empowerment is giving clients the tools that will help them become more effective and mentally, emotionally and socially healthy. Empowerment is giving someone what they need to remain dysfunctional and ineffective. What makes people dysfunctional and ineffective are things like addictive substances, excuses, denying reality, blaming behaviors, and encouraging feelings of helplessness.

Will mental health counseling help you? It depends. Are you ready to take on the work involved in healing and become more effective? It takes courage, and your therapist should be brave with you – a partner in solving your problems. They can’t wave a magic wand and make your life better, but they can walk by your side and provide you with tips, resources, and tools to help you reach your goals. Life is risky and difficult, this is normal. The shock is real, and many people have experienced horrific things. Disappointment is not a shock, it is normal. Whether it is recovery from trauma, stress management, or a work relationship; No one should deal with their problems alone. Talking about problems is just the beginning. There is also a need to face problems. Hope for a better life is important, and having a competent counselor can be very beneficial.

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