More of us are seeking help then ever before—for our own mental health and well-being, for our relationships, for our families, and for our careers. Go ahead and google “demand for mental health services in Canada” (or wherever you live) if you don’t believe me!
Some people (just like Kerry Washington says in the quote included in this post!) seek counselling as a wellness strategy, in the same way they might go to the gym or to see a dentist. Others seek counselling during times of trouble, stress, or worry.
Counselling is one form of help, but of course it is not your only option. We all need support in different ways at different times in our lives and the challenge is to find the right help at the right time. The clients I have had the privilege of working with tell me that counselling is most helpful when:
Rhea Plosker is a registered social worker, registered psychotherapist, engineer, project manager, coach, mindfulness facilitator, and fun-loving dog person and grandmother. This blog provides information to those seeking resources for maintaining and improving their mental health.