Challenges are a part of life, most you overcome easily, whereas others feel overwhelming and unmanageable. When you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed you can also feel alone and stuck. A bit of self-reflection can identify if those powerful emotions and feelings are holding you back from taking the steps you need to overcome challenges at hand. At times like this, it is important to get an outside perspective form a mentor or counselor.

Working with someone to process your feelings, identify triggers and provide tools to combat negative thinking or depression is the key to healthy living. There are many reasons people seek out counseling — grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and relationships are among the most common. Regardless of the intensity, severity, and frequency of your challenges, no issue is too small or too big to benefit from talking with a professional. In fact, lots of successful people use counseling. Do a quick google search if you want to confirm this!

If you feel you would benefit from a new professional perspective, schedule a counseling session with a therapist.

  • Contact your insurance to find a provider in your area that is accepting new patients and your insurance.
  • Contact your county's Behavioral Health Department.
  • Get free counseling from OSU-Cascades.

Whether you’re looking to cope with a specific mental health problem, manage your emotions better, or simply to feel more positive and energetic or get unstuck, there are plenty of ways to take control of your emotional health—starting today, make the call to feel better.