As a practicing clinician, it is highly recommended to go beyond coping skills in therapy. Thinking about how we address issues, we tend to want that quick fix, like a band-aid to essentially mask the issues at hand. Think about all those times you got angry and you ended up listening to music or turn to watching your favorite movie to “just forget about it.” It is important to be able to use your coping skills to prevent further escalation of the emotions that would essentially become out of control but actually addressing those emotions is the key to personal growth. Although using your coping skills temporary eases or help the issues, directly challenging ourselves to the underlying issues/emotions will produce long term outcomes.
If you are interested in walking the steps of becoming more aware of your thoughts and emotions with a licensed professional, please contact Exult Healthcare at 469.714.0006
By: LP-C Therapist