Beyond Coping: Why Your Therapist Should Help You Address the Root of Your Mental Health Issues
Therapy can be an effective tool for managing and coping with mental health issues, but is that all it should be? While coping strategies are important, it’s important to remember that addressing the root cause of your issues is just as essential for long-term healing and growth.
When you work with a therapist, it’s important to look beyond simply coping and instead focus on identifying and addressing the underlying issues that are contributing to your mental health challenges. This means exploring the root causes of your symptoms and understanding the patterns and behaviors that may be keeping you stuck.
One of the key benefits of therapy is the opportunity to gain insight into your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through this process, you can begin to identify patterns and triggers that contribute to your mental health challenges. By gaining a deeper understanding of these underlying issues, you can develop more effective strategies for managing your symptoms and improving your overall well-being.
Ultimately, the goal of therapy should be to help you move beyond simply coping with your mental health challenges and towards a place of long-term healing and growth. By working with a therapist who is committed to helping you address the root causes of your issues, you can develop a deeper sense of self-awareness and begin to take meaningful steps towards a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
Jenmarie Eadie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about empowering women to take control of their mental health by finding balance and inner peace in the midst of perfectionism and anxiety. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State with a concentration in Behavioral Health. Her proudest accomplishment is following her dream of opening up a practice focused on helping high-achieving, goal-oriented women. She currently serves women in California and Oregon (CA LCSW# 66634 and OR# L13328).