Experiencing difficulty in life is unavoidable and eliminating difficulty in life is impossible. The hardship we suffer however provides an essential function. It is through difficulty that we learn, that we develop meaning, and it is how we adapt.
Many of us constantly strive for worldly success. And it is normal and healthy to feel a drive to succeed, to improve, and to better ourselves.
Whether we want to be better within our own families, in our schooling, at our jobs, or with our own personal endeavors, a certain amount of “performance pressure” can help us grow and develop.
Often, however, this pressure to succeed becomes an overwhelming force.
Psychotherapy as a treatment has been around since the term was coined in the early 1870’s. For over a century psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers and other mental health professionals have used a wide range of modalities to treat varying degrees of mental illness.