Surround yourself with people who support you. Find champions.
When life becomes challenging, you might have the sense that you could benefit from additional support.
But what does that actually look like?
“Support” can encompass anything from a simple text to a comprehensive plan for your emotional wellness.
It’s all about finding the combination of support that’s right for you.
Did you know:
At Sonder, many of our clients are connected to more than one type of support at a time?
(For instance, a client might work with an individual therapist to address issues unique to them, a psychiatrist to manage their medication, and a couples therapist to work through challenges in the relationship with their partner.)
Most clients can benefit from individual support.
Some find that medication, family, and/or couples support are also helpful.
And absolutely everyone’s engaged in some form of self-help!
(And by reading this post… you are, too!)
Read on for 5 types of support that may be right for you:
1. Self-help resources
The term “self-help” sometimes gets a bad rap.
Maybe it brings up feelings of weakness or inadequacy. Or maybe it simply makes you feel a bit self-conscious.
Truth is, self-help isn’t one particular thing. It’s a combination of all the things (big and small) that each of us does everyday to help us navigate life.
At Sonder, self-help…
- provides an opportunity to work at your own pace (and in your own way) to gain guidance and support
- is served up weekly on our blog
- meets social support within our Facebook and Instagram communities
- can benefit your life even if you’re not currently in therapy
2. Individual therapy
It’s hard work showing up to life, isn’t it?
From chronic stressors to issues that crop up suddenly, there are so many challenges we face each day.
If you could use some support in navigating the unique twists and turns of your own story, individual therapy might be the best fit for you.
At Sonder, individual therapy…
- provides an opportunity to work one-on-one with a therapist for guidance and support
- focuses on anything you’d like it to
- blends professional expertise with your own insights about your experience
- helps children, adolescents, and adults
3. Couples therapy
We’re meant to live in relationship within one another.
But sometimes that’s easier said than done!
Relationships are complex, and it’s natural to experience periods when you and your partner might benefit from an objective point of view to help bring out the best in your relationship.
At Sonder, couples therapy…
- provides an opportunity to work as a couple with a therapist for guidance and support
- can help couples develop deeper connection, more effective communication, and a sense of shared meaning
- can help couples discern if, when, and how to work through relational conflicts
4. Family therapy
Family life isn’t for the faint of heart.
No matter how much love your family members might feel for one another, there are so many barriers that can get in the way of healthy communication, respect, and connection.
At Sonder, family therapy…
- provides an opportunity to work as a family with a therapist for guidance and support
- might focus specifically on parent-child interaction or on the whole family system
- can complement the work family members are doing concurrently in individual or couples therapy
5. Medication management
Wish there was a magic pill that could solve all of your problems?
Though no such pill exists, good medication management can do something even better:
It can help boost the effects of therapy, self-care, and every other healthy habit you already have in place!
At Sonder, medication management…
- provides an opportunity to work one-on-one with a psychiatrist for medication guidance and support
- begins with a comprehensive evaluation
- values your questions and input
- reflects one aspect of your emotional wellness care plan
Looking for even more support? We have exciting news to share…
We also offer TMS treatment at Sonder!
And covered by most insurance companies.
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