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Finding a Licensed Professional Counselor who is also a person of faith in Atlanta, GA seems harder than it should be. This should not be stressful. With the strong faith base in Gwinnett, Dekalb, and really the state of Georgia it would seem that it should be easy to find a therapist who can help with stress, anxiety, and frustration while understanding your faith. Not that you are looking for another preacher, but a professional therapist that has a moral compass. You many not share their belief system, but you know they will genuinely provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for healing from stress to occur.
According to the Mayo Clinic, stress affects the body, thoughts, emotions, and behavior. When stress is not dealt with it can contribute to health issues such as insomnia, high blood pressure, heart disease, weight gain, and diabetes. Stress further leads to anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, anger, and sadness. In an effort to combat these feelings, the Mayo Clinic found that people turn to overeating, drug, alcohol, or tobacco use. They recommend seeing your doctor or finding a professional counselor to identify the source of the stress and gain coping tools.
The good news is that stress doesn’t have to win. You can find the help you need to get your life, health, and joy back. It’s not always convenient to take the time to go to counseling, but it’s just like going to the dentist or doctor. If your tooth aches, you won’t wait till it you can’t chew to see the dentist. If you’re fighting a severe cold, you won’t wait till you can’t breath go to the doctor.
Well, your emotions need the same amount of attention. If you wait too long and look for other thinks to cope with the stress – eventually, the stress may prevent you from being able to enjoy the things that are really important to you.
So where do you being? How do you find the right therapist that gets you? How do you know who has the expertise and training to help you with your stress?
It would be perfect if that person just crossed your path. Or if someone you know gave you a great referral. But just like finding a dentist or a doctor, you have to reach out to a few people.
Here are some ways to know if the therapist is a good fit:
- Do you have a good feeling about this therapist over the phone? If it’s not a good fit on the phone, it won’t be a good fit in person.
- How do you feel when you visit the therapist’s website?
- Is there something inside of you that clicks with that therapist?
I know it kind sounds like a first date, but that’s kind of how it is. The therapist you trust with helping you navigate your emotions, is someone you feel a good about. Someone you can connect with and have real conversation.
I hope this is helpful for you today. For more helpful tips or for a free phone consultation call today.