Start Your New Relationship Right with Adult Therapy

Past relationships can either help or hurt you. Sometimes it’s just a matter of perspective. There is always a lesson to be learned even if the relationship ended on good terms. Whether you have had the experience of a previous relationship or have only been an observer of others in theirs, opinions are created, good and bad. To help ensure a lasting relationship in your future, it is best to begin the journey with optimal mental health and curb any unhealthy perspectives or habits through the help of adult therapy.

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Tips for a Happy and Healthy Everafter

Every individual is unique in their life experiences and the aftereffects of what they have been through. If you are holding onto baggage or just wanting to be sure you are going into your new relationship with realistic expectations, Boaz counseling services can help. In the meantime, here are a few pointers to help guide you in the right direction.

  1. Focus on the present. Remember, your new partner wasn’t the one who hurt you before. It’s important that you don’t treat them as if they were. Take one day at a time enjoying the “getting to know them” phase. Don’t let thoughts of the future and what “could” happen rob you of the time you have right now in the present moment.
  2. Be responsive. Being in tune with your partner’s needs and feelings shows that you are responsive to them. This helps build a strong foundation to a lasting relationship.
  3. Make sure you’re in it for the right reasons. Simply put, are you attracted to them or just the idea of a relationship?

Healthy Relationships Start with Huntsville, Jacksonville or Boaz Counseling Services

Every relationship teaches us something. However, you don’t want to bring baggage from an old one into the new one. Don’t let past hurts get in the way of a healthy relationship. Adult therapy can help you start your new relationship with a clean slate. We also offer services for young adult counseling. Call our Huntsville, Jacksonville or Boaz counseling services at (256) 239-5662or click today to schedule your consultation with one of our relationship experts.


What is Body Dysmorphia & How Therapy Can Help

Body dysmorphia is defined by Mayo Clinic as “a mental health disorder in which you can’t stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance — a flaw that appears minor or can’t be seen by others. But you may feel so embarrassed, ashamed and anxious that you may avoid many social situations.” Most often occurring in teens and young adults. However, treatment through teen or young adult counseling is effective.

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Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of body dysmorphia can include the following:

  • Extreme preoccupation with a perceived imperfection in your appearance that cannot be seen by anyone but you
  • Using clothing, makeup or even cosmetic surgery to cover up or rid yourself of said flaw
  • Frequently comparing yourself with how others look
  • Constantly needing reassurance from others about your appearance
  • Tendancy to perfection
  • Believing that this imperfection makes you ugly
  • Feeling deformed
  • Believing that other people make fun of you or see you negatively
  • Avoiding social gatherings because of how you view yourself

How Young Adult Counseling Can Help

Counseling helps an individual change their perspective. Through this method of treatment, someone struggling with body dysmorphia can learn how to view themselves as they really are and not through the skewed lens of a mental disorder. Young adult counseling is also a much less costly choice than cosmetic procedures. Additionally, therapy can give you skills to carry through your lifetime enhancing the value of your life unlike cosmetic procedures which are a temporary fix and may or may not have the desired outcome.

Contact Garrett Center for Counseling in Jacksonville

If you or someone you love suffers from body dysmorphia, we can help. Whether they need teen or young adult counseling or even adult counseling, Garrett has the experienced professionals to work with individuals of any age. We have three convenient locations, Huntsville, Boaz, and Jacksonville, and also provide real-time video appointments online. Contact us by clicking here, or for faster service, call us at (256) 239-5662 today.