A new year should feel like a fresh start—a blank slate full of possibilities. However, for many people, it’s just a reminder of how disappointing life is. In fact, the “new year, new me” posts on social media tend to rub salt in the wounds of someone who feels like things will never change, or who just feels stuck in a cycle of dissatisfaction.
What would happen if you used a new year and a new decade as a catalyst for change in your life? No matter what is holding you back now, it’s possible to break-through the roadblocks and challenges to experience a life full of peace, hope, and possibility. However, the first step to getting there is a New Year mental health checkup.
Assess Where You Are Now to Get Where You Want to Be
You likely take the time to make a doctor’s appointment for a health check-up, but what about your mind? Some people will even prioritize car tune-ups before they would consider a mental health checkup. The truth is, taking the time to assess where you are now is a crucial step to getting you where you want to be down the road.
Above all, seeking out a reliable, qualified therapist is a great way to begin the process for a proper mental health assessment. In the initial session, your therapist will go through a questionnaire with you. This will be a time to determine what issues you are currently facing and the state of your mental health and overall well-being.
The mental health checkup process is necessary prior to beginning any kind of therapeutic treatment plan. It helps your therapist to identify where you are now, goals for therapy, and the best strategies for helping you to achieve those therapeutic goals.
Why Choose Therapy for a New Year
What if you could count 2020 as the year you set intentions and took action? Therapy is a tool to help you make that happen. Consequently, taking that first step to schedule therapy can be the first step to true, lasting transformation in your life. It’s about you deciding you are not satisfied with how things are. And you are ready to do something about it. It’s about you no longer settling for less than a fulfilled, peaceful life.
Is Therapy Right for You?
Do you think you may be suffering from symptoms of anxiety, depression, or trauma? Or are you just ready to get a personal tune-up for the new year? Help is available. Turn to Ana María Serrano for the guidance, strategies, and support you need in League City, Texas.
She offers individual counseling through the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy approach as well as the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Therefore, whatever roadblocks may be holding you back in life, Ana María will help you tap into clarity and develop the skills and practices necessary to live in peace with yourself and others. Connect with her online now to schedule a session to get your New Year mental health checkup to make the most of 2020 and beyond.