We all go through crisis and difficult periods at some points in our lives. This is a fact of life which we cannot control but we can choose to deal with our problems or ignore them. Indeed, we can pretend all is fine but that does not mean our issues disappeared. If left unchecked and unresolved, they carry on undermining the quality of our lives, in some cases bringing on depression or anxieties. They can also affect our physical health via addictions, eating disorders and psychosomatic illnesses.
Therapy can help us work through crisis and difficult times by taking the opportunity to examine our lives and as such grow and develop. However, therapy is not just about reducing immediate psychological pains but it can be a way to make our mental health stronger through self-knowledge. Exploring our inner world can bring much insight on how we really operate, our strengths and weaknesses, and can put us in contact with our innermost wisdom and understanding.