Many people would never consider seeing a therapist. One, they don’t understand what the service is about or two, they don’t know when and why they should make the visit. Few people know what the therapists offer and it seems even fewer people understand their own needs for the services provided by mental health experts.

There is an obvious need to clarify or provide enlightenment on the roles of therapists as there are many misconceptions about what they do. A therapist, psychotherapist or psychologist is a person skilled in assessing and treating psychological problems. This definition describes the work of a therapist but also knocks their duties to just one side of the scale. Therapists don’t only focus on problems. They focus on behaviors and outcomes of behaviors. Now, behaviors can be positive and negative depending on the motive and outcome. This inclines that as much as therapists have the skills to address problems, they also have the skills to foster positive outcomes. So, a therapist may help an individual struggling with drug addiction problems and may also help an individual maintain to a high level of performance at work. Thus, therapy isn’t only about treating addictions, psychosis and anxiety, it is also about fostering positive traits such as optimal performance, love and social cohesiveness.

Quite naturally, people like to focus on problems. This is related to the instinctive need for survival and there is no denying that life presents people with a lot of problems to grapple with. So, when you are going through the rough patches of life such as losses; loss of employment, properties, or experiences of accidents, injuries, illness, divorce and marital conflicts, death of a close family member or friend, a heartbreak etc. you may need as much succor that you can muster both physically and emotionally. This is where therapists come into the fray. They offer their services from a point of neutrality and objectivity. They make as much room to understand your situation and help you to also assess the problems with objectivity and reason. Therapists are aware that during difficult situations, people have the tendencies to make poor judgments and bad decisions so, they help you through this period making you see different sides of the issue. They equip you with skills that enable you to make decisions that can lead to preferred outcomes.

Sometimes, people get carried away when they have optimum health and ignore the need to see health practitioners. That, however, is the twist with therapy. Well-being exists on a continuum and this makes it important for engaging in therapy even for the ‘feel good’ benefit of it. If you are doing great on your job or a project but looking for a way of improving and getting better results, therapy is your best bet.

With the misconceptions out of the way, there are a million reasons to see a therapist. At Placid Therapy and Assessments, we provide psychotherapy for optimum psychological well-being. We put your wellness at the fore. Our experienced team of emotional well-being experts are ever ready to give you support through any form of concerns you may have and see that you are at your best in every positive way. You can contact us on the line 08101757654. Placid Therapy and Assessments makes your well-being a priority. We would be more than happy to help you attain a rich, full, and meaningful life.