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6 Excuses for Not Going to Counseling (And Why You Shouldn’t Use Them)

There are a lot of excuses people give for not seeking help however, upon examination, a lot of them don’t hold up.

1. I can work through this by myself. 

I’m not here to tell you that you’re too weak to handle your circumstances on your own should you choose to see a counselor. In fact, I believe that you are strong enough to know when to ask for help. Admitting that you need help does not reflect weakness, but rather shows signs of strength. We are social beings, and we each need a support system to celebrate on the mountaintops and walk with us through the valleys. Moral of the story: It’s okay to ask for help.

2. Talking to someone about my problems won’t help. 

Counseling works. In fact, counseling methodology has been tested numerous times for its effectiveness. Licensed counselors and therapists have gone through years of training to help clients set and reach their goals through counseling. In order to best serve clients, therapists and counselors are required to complete Continuing Education Credits even after they earn their licensure. Still don’t believe me that counseling will work, I guess you will just have to try it out yourself 

3. Counseling is too expensive. 

Most counseling providers, have payment options to ensure that everyone can afford to see a counselor. At Radiant Health we utilize an income-based pay scale and accept payments from most insurance companies along with Medicaid and Medicare. To discuss the affordability of counseling and payment options at Radiant Health please call 765-662-9971.

4. I don’t have time. 

Not true. You do have time; you have 24 hours each day, 168 hours each week. The truer statement is you don’t have time for everything. So, take some time to consider what your priorities are in your life. Are the benefits of seeing a counselor worth the 60 minutes a week (I argue YES!)? Still don’t believe that you have the time? Take a look a this.

5. Counseling is for crazy people. 

Unfortunately, our society has perpetuated the idea that going to a counselor means that there is something wrong with you or you’re “crazy.” This is simply not true. Counseling is for individuals who need guidance through the difficult or challenging times of life. We aren’t meant to walk through life alone, and remember what we established earlier: it’s okay to ask for help!

6. I don’t want people to know I am going to counseling. 

They don’t have to know! HIPAA protects your right to privacy when you see a counselor. Generally, no one outside of your counselor will learn what you discuss during the counseling session. There are a few circumstances which allow your counselor to break confidentiality, a couple examples being if you threaten to harm yourself or others and suspicion of child abuse or neglect. To take a look at Radiant Health’s Notice of Privacy Practices, click here.

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We're Radiant Health.

As of January 18, 2023, Grant Blackford Mental Health and Family Services Society, two organizations that merged in April 2022, rebranded under the unified name Radiant Health.

We’re excited for you to meet the new us, and to get a chance to help work together on the new you.

How we help.

When you’re in the middle of it, addiction can feel like a dead-end road. We know for certain that it isn’t. Just like any mental health challenge, addiction is an obstacle on our path. And, with some innovation and hardwork, we can work our way around it. On the other side of that obstacle is a bright future with healthy relationships, purpose-driven life, and a profound joy that’s been missing for all too long.

What do we mean?

Like so many things, mental health is passed down through families. Through behaviors, mirroring, and conditioning, we learn so much of what we know from those closest to us. Oftentimes that’s for the better, sometimes it’s not. At Radiant Health, we’re here to help ensure that your family makes purpose and joy as hereditary as any trait you might pass down to future generations. With a bit of hard word, together, we can make joy run in your family. 

What is Better?

Better ≠ perfect. Better means a path of continuous improvement; of evolution. When we focus on getting 1% better, 1% brighter every single day., we’re able to see the joy in the moment, while feeling the pride that comes with taking the reins over your life and working hard on yourself.  Here at Radiant, to focus on your future, we move towards it one achievable step at a time. 

What is Better Care?

When we talk about “brighter, better care” through our specialized services it boils down to 3 simple ideas. First, better care is safer care. Our facilities and staff are trained and equipped to offer safe, secure facilities during any stay. Second, better care is a respect for dignity. We believe in the dignity of every human being and we treat each person with the same level of respect. Finally, better care is the pursuit of purpose. Our treatment is designed with the firm belief that every person has purpose and, through it, finds joy.

What to Expect?

At Radiant Health you can expect a warmth and cheer that are rare in the mental health space. We believe firmly that the commitment to mental health is a commitment to finding purpose, but also discovering joy in the pursuit of it. Walking through our doors is a simple and transparent process. You’ll begin with an initial consultation with our expert staff, developing a blueprint, and taking that first step towards incremental improvement.