Most people who come to counseling are repressing pain due to some turmoil or trauma suffered in their lives. If you’re having trouble figuring out “what’s wrong?” then it’s likely you have buried the pain sub-consciously because you don't know how to deal with it. The old saying "time heals all wounds" isn't always true. In fact, psychological wounds that are not dealt with are simply “swept under the rug,” which is to say - repressed. You may think they have gone away because you aren’t aware of them in your conscious mind, but they are still there and ready to potentially do a lot of damage in your everyday life.
Symptoms of repression might include sleeping issues, over-eating, irritability, extreme sadness or a host of other problems. Repressing pain and suffering never makes it go away. You may learn to live with it, but it is always there at some level as a nagging feeling of underlying dis-ease which negatively affects your day-to-day life. This is a very common problem that most of us face once or more in our lifetime. How we deal with it will determine our ability to lead a much happier and productive life. Counseling will help you shed light on the root causes of your distress and give you techniques and strategies to deal with these in an open forthright manner.
You might think of it this way: People use a personal trainer to take care of their physical fitness. As a therapist, I am another kind of “trainer” for your mental and emotional fitness. Both are equally important and necessary for your overall health and well-being.
Therapy is one of the best investments you will ever make in your happiness!