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Hurdling the 5 Impediments That Deter You from Seeking Help

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Hurdling the 5 Impediments That Deter You from Seeking Help


No life is picture-perfect. Even the brightest, the richest and the most famous will also have their own share of distresses and challenges. There always seems to be something that can test their emotions, stability, and positivity, just as there can be great reasons to be happy. Everybody has their own different story to tell.

If yours isn’t as smooth as you want it to be, don’t lose hope. It is okay to feel distressed, afraid, confused, frustrated, or guilty. Feeling down and out is natural, when it is occasional and there is a reason for it. When the feeling, however, is persistent, intense and unjustified, you may need to reach out. Counseling can help in ways you may not have imagined. Particularly, it can help resurrect and fortify hope.

Seeking help can be as easy as calling up a trustworthy, independent therapist in the neighborhood. With the emotional baggage, however, a lot of things, people or events can stand in the path to seeking help. What are the five most common impediments that could prevent you from seeking counseling?


  1. The feeling of shame. Seeing a counselor used to bear “embarrassment” or stigma, not only to the affected, but to their family as well. This changed as people learned that emotional conditions do not reflect a flaw or weakness in character, and that like other chronic conditions it may require treatment to resolve the symptoms.


Seeking help from a therapist or counselor whom you trust can help ease your fear from stigma. A reliable counselor can ensure that your privacy and confidential records will be safeguarded. No one needs to know you are seeking help from a counselor/therapist. Instead of being burdened by the thought, focus on your treatment and getting well.


  1. Re-experiencing the pain again. Therapy or interventions generally require the revisiting of previous wounds and painful memories to trace the roots, identify the triggers and complicating factors, sort out related issues, etc. Burying it in the deep recesses of your mind may have been a very difficult process. Resurfacing it can bring back the fear and turmoil – the feelings that you wanted to forget.


This process is an important step to give your issues a chance to be reprocessed or resolved.  An experienced therapist is equipped with the right techniques appropriate for your needs or condition. With the right help and approach, you can go through this cathartic experience with less uneasiness and distress and, in fact, uncover a lot of positive aspects of yourself.


  1. Overpowering negative thoughts. The symptoms of emotional conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. can powerfully influence how you think. Negative thoughts can affect your behavior and functioning. It can prevent you from seeking treatment. It can deter you from bouncing back from the deep turmoil and stagnation. Overpowering negative thoughts won’t be easy. It takes more than solid determination or a loving family to achieve that.


Negative thoughts can damper your optimism and hope. It can quash your courage to seek help and to embrace your treatment. Gaining positivity, courage and hope are among the many rewards of counseling. Counseling can be a major influence in nurturing positivity and keeping it well-entrenched in your thoughts.


  1. The influences of people you love and care about. There is no question that having a loving and supportive family and friends can tremendously help when bouncing back or moving on. They can, however, also affect your decision making. Thinking of what others may say can prevent you from wanting to seek professional help. If their thinking isn’t progressive or proactive enough, their insights may run counter to what you need to feel better.


If your loved ones can affect your decisions in this way, it may be a good idea to go through “family therapy” as a unit. This way, your views and understanding can be harmonized. “Being on the same page,” your discussion about your condition and therapy can be more productive.


  1. Paying for the cost. Counseling and therapy have accompanying costs. Despite the importance of emotional health, a significant percentage of the populace tends to give priority to other things. With counseling and improved emotional wellness, you can find other means to provide for your other needs.

Cost should not prevent you from achieving your emotional goal. This is because insurance can help, particularly those that cover treatment for emotional conditions. In addition, make sure to get more value for your money by choosing a good counselor. Lastly, weigh what your needs are carefully. There may be some items in your life that can be reorganized after help from therapy.

It isn’t only the issues or the symptoms of a condition that can result in your life being difficult. Finding the right help and hurdling the obstacles that lie in the path to therapy can also be extremely trying. When you are weighed down by highly-charged issues, overcoming these obstacles may seem impossible, but keep the hope because it is not.

The new millennium has brought a lot of unprecedented changes and challenges, so making the best out of life can be difficult at times. Despite the overwhelming fear that may grip you, the twenty-first century has ushered in other options. One of which is the opportunity to feel better with the help of a counselor/therapist. With the opening of Carolina Counseling Services – North Fayetteville Office – Fayetteville, NC, you don’t need to travel far to find a right-fit therapist . There is one right here in your neighborhood.  

Carolina Counseling Services – North Fayetteville Office – Fayetteville, NC contracts with qualified, independent therapists. One of them can be the right match for you who can assist you toward achieving a better life. Counseling has many great benefits. Call us and rediscover courage and hope to overcome your roadblocks.

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services

Counties: Cumberland, Bladen and Sampson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Sliver City NC, Linden NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Pineview NC, Rex NC, Lemon Springs NC, Johnsonville NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade, NC
Zip Codes: 28311, 28395, 28390, 28356

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Carolina Counseling Services – North Fayetteville Office, Fayetteville, NC

422 McArthur Road, Suite 2
FayettevilleNC 28311

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PO BOX 9909
Fayetteville, NC 28311

Choose your Therapist

  • Becky Clark, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Anxiety, Depression, Individuals, Couples, Geriatrics, Criminal Justice, Stress Management, Loss and Grief related to death, disability, divorce, deployment, “empty nest”, retirement and other major life transitions
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fayetteville, NC