Nate Webster is a licensed mental health counselor and professor of developmental, general and abnormal psychology at Valencia College.
Counselor in Orlando, FL
Whether it is God or the government, we all believe in a higher power. To the extent that we believe that higher power is and wants to be involved in our life can for many people be the difference between feeling whole or feeling empty. Choosing a therapist who is not only open to spirituality but practices it himself is crucial, otherwise it is very much like speaking a language that someone else doesn't know.
When I taught at the Florida Mental Health Counselors association I had my audience imagine their marriage like 2 different kinds of animals living together. One animal for them and one for their spouse. Some people said they were like a bird and a turtle, while others said they were like a fly and a spider. Each marriage has a unique dynamic that makes it work or not work and sometimes a marriage needs a good zookeeper to help the two animals over their differences and live peacefully.
Families are the building block of any civilization. They hold everything together. Each and everyone of us can trace back many of our best and worst qualities to some kind of family, and many of us aspire to be apart of families. Whether it is at at work, on our sports teams or in our neighborhoods, everywhere people gather they sooner or later become family. Many times we need to heal our family wounds. This is when it is important to work with someone you trust.