There are many reasons why people begin counseling for weight loss and lifestyle changes with our therapy services; however, there are also many reasons people avoid counseling altogether. For example, you may feel it is vain and or self-absorbed to focus on yourself. You are so used to being the caretaker and do not know how to invest in you.
Other people are in denial of needing help. This could be because they have a million other things to do. Or they just never get around to getting help even though they need to. As a mother, you may believe you should be spending more time with your partner. Or investing time into your kids. Thinking about yourself has become the last thing on your mind. Perhaps you are a successful working individual, and you think this should be easy. So “why would I go to counseling to get my health on track”.
The truth of the matter is that counseling can help you organize your life better so you can make time for yourself and the events in life that mean the most to you. It is not selfish to change your health to reevaluate your stress levels, time at work, family commitments, etc. If it means you can enjoy the time you spend with your loved ones, it is worth it to spend this time working on yourself.