From an early age, there are people in our life to guide us, teach us, help us grow. From our parents, to teachers, to our sports coaches. But why did we stop getting coached? Professional athletes still get coaching and they are the best in their profession. The truth is, once you move on from sports, "coaching" becomes "counseling" and there is a negative stigma around counseling. But why?
Counseling is simply coaching for your mind. If you break a bone, you go to the doctor. Even those in good health still get a yearly checkup. Why not do the same for your mind if you feel anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, or even if you feel perfectly fine. You wouldn't wait for your check engine light to come on to change your oil, no, you change it routinely to keep the engine running smooth. Take the same precaution to prevent yourself from breaking down.
"Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man."
- Louis Nizer
Below are some resources to find a coach / counselor / doctor for your bodies greatest asset.
The Intentional Father is not affiliated with the resources below. We simply feel as though they are excellent resources to better yourself.
The resources available today are quite amazing. With remote counseling, you have the ability to choose what you feel most comfortable with. Texting, chat, phone or video calls, and 24/7 access puts high quality care at your fingertips.
With BetterHelp counselors, you get the same professionalism and quality you would expect from an in-office counselor, but with the ability to communicate when and how you want.
Messaging, chat, phone, video. Talk to your counselor whenever, however you want!
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Feeling better starts with a single message. 24/7 access - reach out whenever you need. Eliminate commute time and scheduling hassles. Flexible plans to meet your needs and lifestyle. Seamlessly switch therapists, at no extra cost. Save money while receiving high-quality care!
If you would still prefer speaking with someone in person, of course, that option is still available! Find a counselor close to you.
Psychology Today has a huge database of Therapists and Counselors around the nation. Simply type in your city or zip code and it will do the rest.
You can also narrow down the results with your insurance, specific topics you would like to discuss, sexuality, gender, etc.
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