By Lara Cohen, PsyD Psychologist Candidate/Postdoctoral Fellow
Finding time for therapy can feel like a catch-22: a decision between prioritizing your mental health and other obligations. As a busy person, you may prefer to postpone treatment, but at what cost?
Whether you feel crushed by depression or overwhelmed by anxiety, mental health needs are health needs deserving time and care. Time may heal but therapy will likely give you faster and greater relief. At the Metis Center we offer a variety of personalized services – including therapy and assessment for all ages – to support you on your mental health journey.
We respect the reality of a busy work-life schedule and, also, personalize services to fit your unique scheduling needs. At the start of treatment, your therapist will create a treatment timetable with you. One reason we offer free, thirty-minute consultations at the Metis Center is to help identify a treatment timeline that works for you. Depending on your needs, arrange with your therapist to meet weekly or monthly. Alternatively, consider meeting weekly for a month. Arrange to meet with your therapist at the office location closest to you: in Broomfield, Lafayette, or Durango. Or, if travel time remains a concern, consider meeting by telehealth.
Brief treatment episodes are highly effective in many cases. Symptom relief is likely for mild to moderate symptoms with the help of skill-building in therapy. If the symptoms are relatively new, there is an opportunity to preempt potentially worsening symptoms. For acute symptoms, short term treatment can help stabilize your mood. A transparent conversation is vital for forming a realistic timetable and goals. Brief treatment episodes are not effective in all cases.
Therapy is absolutely a commitment in time and energy. Through our individualized approach to treatment, we will help you get results.