Therapy, also called counselling, is the process of meeting with someone who is trained in a particular set of approaches in order to help you resolve problematic behaviours, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses (sensations in the body). Therapy can help you learn how your mind works, how to navigate (or resolve) your feelings, choose and maintain healthy relationships, or build (or rebuild) beliefs or behaviours. Therapists who use clinically-proven techniques can work with you to set goals, track progress, and measure results. They teach you skills to build emotional resilience so you can eventually leave therapy and live as the healthiest version of yourself, no matter what you’re facing.
Simply put, therapy is a soft place to land when we are not okay. It is an interaction with a trained professional who facilitates the creation of a safe place to lean into, sit with and work through that which has contributed to the pain or disconnect, and from there, to move forward.