Asking for help is a sign of weakness. Therapy is only for “crazy” people. I’ll be forced to take medication.
Have you heard these myths before, or do you believe some of them? In this video series, Danielle Heuseveldt, our Health Coaching Program Manager (and resident myth buster), sets the record straight on some of the most common myths associated with therapy.
Asking for Help is Weak
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It is important to seek help when needed. Asking for help can be a sign of...
I Will Be Forced to Take Medication
Mental health treatment can include medication, talk therapy, and mindfulness techniques. Seeking treatment leads to ...
Therapy Will Make All Of My Bad Feelings Go Away for Good
Virtual therapy involves talking about present issues, not just childhood, and can be done from your own couch. Seek ...
Therapy Is For “Crazy” People
Therapy is for everyone, and dismissive terms like "crazy" doesn't help anyone. Life is messy and complicated, ther...
I’m Going to Lay on a Couch and Talk About My Childhood
Virtual therapy involves talking about present issues, not just childhood trauma, and can be done from the comfort of...
A Therapist Can’t Tell Me Anything I Don’t Already Know
Therapy can help you see what you're missing and give you tools to move forward.
Is It Stress or Anxiety? How to Know the Difference
The words stress and anxiety are often used interchangeably, but they’re different and should be addressed in different ways.
Stress—pressure or tension that arises when we face a challenge or demand—is a reality of everyday life. Anxiety brings ongoing unease, fear, and worry that can affect the physical body in many ways.
This table compares stress and anxiety and can help you determine if you’re suffering from one or the other, or both.
Intro to Therapy
It’s common to feel unsure (and maybe even overwhelmed) before starting therapy for the first time.
- How do you know if you need therapy?
- What happens in a session?
- Which type of provider should you see?
In the four-part video series, our Mental Health Program Manager, Michael Boroff, answers commonly asked questions, including:
- When to seek therapy
- What you can expect in a therapy session
- How to figure out which type of therapist is right for you
Journaling can help you get clear on your thoughts and feelings, and it’s something anyone can do at any time—all you need is a few minutes and a notebook, tablet, or smartphone.
If you’re searching for inspiration for how to get started, here are some journaling prompts to help you begin. You can write as much or as little as you want in response to each prompt, and remember, there’s no “right way” to journal—just give it a try and see how you feel. Let the writing begin!
If you feel like you’re suffering from stress or anxiety—or both—Crossover can help. Schedule a behavioral health screening today.