What If You Don’t Ask for Help?

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If you’re in the midst of a significantly stressful situation, then probably to some degree, you’ve considered services to help you manage through it.

Do you ever play with the idea of instead of asking and accepting help, that you address your matter completely on your own?

You would have the certain knowledge that you handled a situation all on your own.

You wouldn’t need to listen and reflect on new ideas on approaching your troubling circumstance with a fresh perspective.

You’d avoid knowing and releasing the full emotional build up of tension introduced by your stressful situation.

You would believe that whatever result was achieved, was solely due to your efforts alone.

You would also have struggled under the added pressure of being without emotional support of someone who cares and is interested in your well-being.

By relying exclusively on your abilities and methods of working through a problem, you’d also be missing the unique choices to address your problem that naturally emerge from working together with someone.

Collaborating with a credentialed and licensed professional, encourages multiple perspectives and possible answers to your situation. Listening only to your own voice limits what you’re able to know and understand.

Even if after meeting a few times with a professional, you conclude that your original way is the best way, then you’ve gained stronger belief in your ability to problem solve difficult matters.

Would you consider taking a chance on making your own life less stressful by contacting someone whose professional training and skill, is in helping people find their way through tough situations?

Doing so would after all, be one of the best ways possible, for you to meet your original goal, of taking a step to successfully handle a situation, all on your own!



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About Sherry Katz

Sherry Katz, LCSW is primarily a couples therapist who counsels partners and individuals of all adult ages, in relieving tension and unhappiness in their relationships. The spectrum of care in her practice includes recuperating from infidelity, clarifying and strengthening trust and communication, restoring and developing common ground for a relationship. Ms. Katz has a secondary practice interest in helping family members align themselves in response to caring for elderly parents, especially a parent who has Alzheimer's Disease.Old Stories, New Views Family Therapy

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