I Now Know That I Am Capable Of Doing Anything - Sara
Are you curious about what therapy could do for you? Regardless of their upbringing or mental state, almost anyone can benefit from regular therapy sessions.
For example, in Sara's success story, she shares how she grew and improved her self-confidence after starting online therapy through BetterHelp. Keep reading to see how her sessions changed her idea of what counseling could offer and how it's helping her figure things out.
Sara states that, before trying therapy with BetterHelp, she'd always managed to move on from challenges with help from her friends. But when she encountered a situation that she couldn't come out of, it was time for professional treatment – since then, she's seen growth and improvement in several areas of her life.
Stories like Sara's are common among many individuals trying therapy for the first time. If you can relate, keep reading to see if her success story inspires you to try professional counseling.
Sara's Experiences Before BetterHelp
"Before joining BetterHelp, I had never received any type of counseling. There have been times in my past when I have experienced depressing feelings due to bad experiences with certain people or situations. However, I have always managed to eventually pick myself up and move on with the help of my friends," Sara explained.
"I've also always had a high level of discomfort speaking to 'strangers' (which is what a counselor would be to me) about my issues face-to-face. I have never come to a point where I have even felt the urgent need to confess my feelings to someone I haven't been familiar with.
"However, for the first time ever, I was not able to come out of a really depressing situation by myself. I was feeling really bad and saw no other solution than to actually talk to an expert about my issues because the feelings surpassed anything I was able to handle myself or with the help of those around me.
"I came across an ad for BetterHelp and decided it was time to speak to an expert. Knowing that BetterHelp was really inexpensive and I didn't have to face the person or leave the comfort of my own home to go to therapy were definitely pros."
How Sara Is Figuring Things Out With Counseling
"I had been depressed and lost, coming out of a relationship, and I didn't know how to handle life somehow. I was having panic attacks about how my future would look like regarding my financial independence," Sara continued.
"I still haven't figured everything out, yet with the counseling, I have gotten to a point where I realize how to take it one step after another and try not to worry as much about it, which is something I still struggle with at times, but it has been getting progressively better."
Sara’s Growth And Changes With BetterHelp
"Since I began working with my counselor, I have improved on taking things with much less pressure and stress, or at least I try to. It is always going to be hard for me to take things with ease since I am simply not that kind of person," explained Sara.
"I have to reflect on what I have already accomplished in life and be proud of it, knowing I can only learn through my past mistakes and take them into consideration for the near future. Stressing myself out about things is only going to give me anxiety and is not going to contribute to my current problem-solving.
"My counselor helped me with discussing my current situation and thinking about it in a different way than I was on my own. Thinking about it more objectively and seeing it from a different, more reasonable point of view helped me a lot. Even just discussing my problems out loud made me realize what I was doing wrong and how I was going about some things wrongly."
Sara's Biggest Achievement
"My biggest achievement is just being less stressed about certain situations and taking them with more of a sense of ease. I now know that I am capable of doing anything and that the right time will come for everything when I put effort into it. And even if it doesn't, everything happens for a reason," Sara concluded.
Online Therapy Can Help
Professional treatment with a licensed therapist offers several benefits, including better communication and interpersonal skills, improved self-esteem and self-acceptance, and an increased ability to change self-defeating habits and behaviors. And almost everyone can see these or similar benefits from regular therapy sessions.
Online and in-person therapy are equally effective for most patients, so internet-based sessions are a viable alternative if you don't have time to drive to appointments. And many online therapy options, like BetterHelp, provide more affordable fees, unlimited communication, and a broad selection of diverse professionals.
Sara found a sense of self-confidence from her therapy sessions – she says she now knows that she can do anything, and she's seeing continued progress with her counselor. You can find out what therapy can do for your mental health, self-confidence, and personal growth by trying online treatment for yourself.
BetterHelp is the world's largest network of experienced, licensed, and accredited mental health professionals, and we'll match you with a provider based on your needs and preferences. You can switch therapists as often as you need to, and you'll be able to contact your provider as much as you'd like at any time. In addition, you can have sessions on your schedule via voice calls, in-app messaging, or video from any device with an internet connection.
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