Sometimes people get caught up in a persistent or recurring problem and can’t sort it out alone. Therapy can provide a different perspective on how to approach and manage an ongoing issue.
Depression or anxiety, relationship issues or workplace problems, all show up in the therapy consultation room. Adjusting to changes in the life cycle like marriage, parenting, children leaving home, and aging, all present new challenges and demands for change. Therapy is about change--what needs to change, coping with changes we didn't foresee.
In relationships people tend to react to one another in habitual ways which involve our blind spots and our easily pushed buttons. We tend to believe that another person makes us react (pushed button) in a certain way, but we aren't always aware of our part in the equation (a blind spot). Good therapy brings this out into the daylight so our interactions can consist of authentic responses instead of automatic reactions.