Happy woman and man at couples therapy

Therapy sessions with a psychologist often have a stigma attached to them that indicates that things are “not well” in a person’s life. However, licensed psychologists don’t simply deal with traumatic situations. They’re also highly trained in assisting people in making a good life into something even better.

If you’re happy with your life but are looking for more in terms of the overall value of what you do each day, you may want to consider these six reasons why emotionally thriving people seek the services of a certified psychologist.

YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

Even in the healthiest of relationships, there’s room for improvement. A good psychologist can give you insight on how to bring more passion into your marriage, how to improve communication with your kids and how to gain more value from work relationships and/or friendships.
Nearly everyone can benefit from learning how to have a more abundant relationship with each of the people around them.

YOU WANT TO DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE

Often times – especially during the mid-life years – people living a good life begin to want more. They begin to want to add real value and purpose to their lives instead of simply doing what they’ve always done.
A licensed psychologist can help you determine what it is you truly want out of life and how you can better navigate your time and energy into doing things that give you a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

YOU WANT TO RELEASE YOURSELF FROM PAST BURDENS

Are you looking to overcome lingering feelings from past burdens? A few visits with a psychologist can assist you in sorting through deeply hidden feelings from past events that you feel may be holding you back from being the best person you can be. Discovering these hidden feelings and learning to overcome any negative effects they may be having on your life can help you to accelerate your path to a healthier you.

YOU WANT TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOURSELF

Day-to-day responsibilities in life often leave men and women alike with very little time to devote to caring for themselves and their personal and emotional needs. Regular visits with a licensed psychologist are akin to making sure your car has its regular maintenance checks; they’ll help keep you running in top condition. Scheduled visits with a professional counselor allow you to take care of any recent feelings or issues that may be hindering a healthy mind and body, and encourage you to establish scheduled visits for self-care.

YOU WANT TO LEARN TO SET HEALTHIER BOUNDARIES

Many people spend years allowing others to treat them in a way that is less than optimum. If you have trouble saying “no” to requests for your time or possessions, if you feel mistreated by others and unable to stand up for yourself or if you simply want to learn to have more confidence in establishing your own needs and wants, a professionally-trained psychologist can give you the tools you need to build up your self-esteem in a way that will encourage you to set strong boundaries to protect your emotional well-being.

YOU WANT TO IMPROVE OR CHANGE YOUR CAREER PATH

If you are feeling as if you’re at a crossroads with your career but aren’t quite sure which fork in the road to take, a licensed counselor can help you to determine how to combine your passions and interest with career choices that fit your life.
Psychologists are professionally educated in helping people in many different situations live the best life they can, and turn a good life into a great life.
Dr. Martin Keller is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. As a licensed psychologist he helps patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.