Think back to a time before cell phones, GPS, and voice automated driving directions. I know, it is an exercise in imagination, but before this technology, travelers relied on very small, detailed, often very wrinkled, paper maps.
Have you ever tried to follow one of those maps to a destination you’ve never been to while also operating your motor vehicle?
It makes an already long trip insufferable. Fully unfolding the map obscures your view of the road, and you either have to stop and start and stop and start while you decipher the directions, or you bring a friend with you so they can play the role of navigator.
Having a guide or navigator can be life saving.
It cuts your work in half! They can study the compass, the road names, and measure how the inches translate into miles on the map, while you keep your focus on safely maneuvering the car on the roadway.
Navigating anxiety works similarly. Try going it alone and you’re setting yourself up for a lot of aggravation, a trip that takes twice as long as it should, and a whole lot of u-turns.
An online counselor can be like a navigator for your anxiety. An objective professional trained to help you avoid pitfalls, traffic jams, and major, time consuming detours.
Friends and family are often encouraging and supportive. But what about when you’re dealing with something that has more depth or complexity than your loved ones are able to untangle?
Or maybe you hear yourself having the same conversations over and over. Like an over-rehearsed script, you know exactly when your sister will chime in, right on cue, with that long, exasperated sigh.
It’s frustrating, to talk and talk about your anxiety and still seem to get nowhere.
Like studying that map with great attention to detail, only to have your directional understanding collapse as soon as you put the key in the ignition to drive.
Trying to navigate this alone is exhausting! And there’s no one to sing along to the radio with.
Online counseling is like GPS modern technology for road maps.
Online counseling is a contemporary solution for daily life disturbances like anxiety. It is access to the knowledge and insight of a trained professional, with all the comforts and convenience of road tripping with your best friend.
Stop spinning your wheels and ditch the old maps. It’s time to travel to somewhere new. An online counselor can help with how to get there, so you can get back to focusing on where you want to go.
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