It is said that life consisted of one’s health, job and relationships. If one of these is out of kilter it is possible to deal with it and carry on. When two are off, things get troublesome and ...
It is said that life consisted of one’s health, job and relationships. If one of these is out of kilter it is possible to deal with it and carry on. When two are off, things get troublesome and if, heaven forbid, all three are out of whack, well, there is a problem.
Therapists are often seen as people who are around to help out in a crisis and clearly, they are adept at doing so. But there is so much more they can do.
Becoming a therapist takes a long time and requires dedication and diligence. For example, to become an LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) in California, the candidate needs a Master's degree and then must work under the supervision of a licensed therapist who themselves have taken courses to learn how to supervise. It takes 3,000 hours of supervised experience to become eligible to sit for the exams to become licensed.
The key point is a licensed therapist has both the training and the practical experience to deal with the issues we all may face. There is comfort in knowing you aren’t alone. To be healthy is to learn how to deal with emotional challenges.
Tools for dealing with life
Becoming a parent can be overwhelming full of all the nuance and challenges. Counseling from San Luis Obispo County experts provides both non-crisis skills in being a good parent, and support when families are in trouble. During times of change like divorce, re-marriage or tricky behavioral issues parenting counseling may save you from heartache and stress.
Relationships are not easy, as any San Luis Obispo County therapist knows. Having tools at the ready to help find your way back to connection will enhance your personal and relationship’s health.
Working with a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist provides couples with the skills needed to re-ignite love and passion while building a strong foundation for long-term change Imago Therapy helps couples get past the conflict into the growth needed to sustain a loving connection.
Therapist learning never stops
Becoming licensed is just the beginning of a therapist’s educational journey. Ongoing continuing education is required for all therapists not only for license renewal, but for keeping skills current and sharp.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs courses for therapists) can be online, but most agree that live, interactive workshops provide the highest level of skill enhancement.
Smart people seeking therapy
Going to therapy is a smart, cost-effective and efficient way to address underlying issues that create distress and contribute to unhappiness in life. Working with a competent therapist can take you from “surviving” to “really living” a life you love!