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  • Writer's pictureDr. Teel

Invest in Your Emotional Health and Wellness

Updated: Apr 25, 2020

In the same way you’d go to a gym or hire a trainer to become more physically healthy, going to therapy can aid in you becoming more emotionally well. Research shows that participation in therapy can improve problem solving, stress management, frustration tolerance, and decision making. People who have gone to therapy report increased relationship satisfaction, the ability to set more realistic goals, and the improvement in the capability to manage strong emotional reactions/feelings.

Benefits of participating in therapy:

  • Therapy is well-known for the establishment of better emotional wellness in your daily life.

  • Participation in therapy has a strong reputation as a tool for overcoming anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, infidelity, and trauma

  • Therapy can also be beneficial in helping individuals improve their problem-solving capacities, stress management, frustration tolerance, and rational thinking

  • Building greater self awareness is a major benefit of therapy. Development of heightened self awareness helps in identifying problematic patterns, defense mechanisms and self defeating behaviors that stand between you and your best life!

  • “Talk therapy” helps to rewrite the neurochemistry in the brain which alters activity in the parts of the brain that control emotion, fear, and executive functioning. Executive functioning is essentially the "executive" of your brain, it makes the decisions like an executive. So, if you have a calm, happy, healthy executive living in your brain he or she will make more adaptive and helpful decisions.

  • Improvement in general mood, self esteem, and confidence

  • Increased relationship satisfaction

  • Increased ability to manage stress more effectively

  • Increased ability to set and achieve realistic goals

  • Increased ability to manage strong emotional reactions and feelings

  • Increased ability to trust, feel close to, and communicate your feelings, thoughts, and needs more openly to others

  • Increased ability to stop engaging in destructive or ineffective behaviors and replacing them with healthy behaviors

  • Improvement in decision making

Ready to start your journey to holistic wellness? Check out the links below!

Open Path Collective

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.

How It Works

  • Search our expansive network to find Open Path therapists in your area.

  • Register and pay a one-time, lifetime membership fee of just $59.

  • Schedule an appointment with your therapist for $30-60 a session.

Psychology Today

Psychology Today's Therapy Directory lists clinical professionals, psychiatrists and treatment centers who provide mental health services in the US and internationally.

It sounds (and may look) simple, but the mechanism through which the directory does its magic--accurately displaying local providers through search--is the sum of years of tech design and programming. Our goal is to constantly improve the service for potential clients, so they can be shown--as simply as possible--the alternatives open to them in their time of need.


Meaningful therapy from every device. It can be difficult to wait days or weeks until your next appointment. With Talkspace, you can send your therapist a message whenever you’re near a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Your conversation carries over seamlessly across devices and uses banking-grade encryption to keep it safe and confidential.


If you or anyone you know are in a crisis or may be in need of immediate assistance, please use the resources below:

1 (800) 273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1 (800) 799-7233

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1 (800) 996-6228

Family Violence Helpline

1 (800) 784-2433

National Hopeline Network

1 (800) 366-8288

Self-Harm Hotline

1 (800) 230-7526

Planned Parenthood Hotline

1 (800) 222-1222

American Association of Poison Control Centers

1 (800) 622-2255

Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line

1 (800) 233-4357

National Crisis Line, Anorexia and Bulimia

1 (888) 843-4564

GLBT Hotline

1 (866) 488-7386

TREVOR Crisis Hotline

1 (800) 221-7044

AIDS Crisis Line

1 (800) 422-4453

The Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline

1 (877) 565-8860

The Trans Lifeline

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