Everyone faces them at some point or another, and if you have a difficult decision to make, it can feel incredibly overwhelming. For some, it can feel like your stomach is tied in knots every time a thought about the decision comes up; for others, it’s simply that there doesn’t seem to be a choice that has an upside. Whatever the case may be, it can be difficult to make your decision alone. 

The good news is that if you feel trapped between a rock and a hard place, seeing a therapist can make a huge difference. No matter what you’re experiencing, there is a path forward. Sometimes it just takes someone to walk with you for awhile before you know which direction to head. That’s why in today’s post, we’ll be sharing more about how to approach counseling when you need help making a hard decision. Keep reading to learn more or contact Two Rivers Counseling today.

Are You Being Held Captive By a Difficult Decision?

Let’s be honest — having a hard choice to make can be downright paralyzing. 

You’ve considered your options from top to bottom and none of them seem to stand out as the best choice. There are pros and cons to each of your choices, and that can be a good thing. As you have probably discovered, it can also make it incredibly difficult to find a way forward.

Perhaps you’ve consulted with a partner, a friend, or a family member about your options. It’s absolutely helpful to talk things through as you consider your options and sometimes talking can reveal information that you may not have even thought of. Sometimes, it’s almost as if our loved ones know us better than we know ourselves. Other times, the more we talk about the decision we need to make, the more easily we discover how we truly feel about the options.

Find a Way to Move Forward

When you’re up against a decision that needs to be made, it’s helpful to consider the fact that no matter what, you will find a way to move forward. Even if there are negative consequences present in the decision you end up making, knowing that you can move past them offers quite a bit of relief during the process.

It’s also important to play out various scenarios in your head. Keep in mind, of course, that it’s easy to let your imagination run wild, causing more harm than good, but also think about both the negative and the positive consequences of your decision. 

It can be incredibly difficult to think through these things. If you’re experiencing a loss of appetite, sleepless nights, or constant feelings of anxiety, it’s time to make a change.

The Portland Therapist You Can Count On

At Two Rivers Counseling, you’ll find professional, honest, effective counseling from Dr. Post-Holmberg. Sometimes it’s an outside perspective that offers unanticipated clarity that helps you make the right decision.

We understand what it feels like to be trapped in the middle of a grueling decision-making process and that’s why when you visit Two Rivers Counseling, we can take the approach that works best for you. Whether that means sitting in Dr. Post-Holmberg’s office and having a chat or going for a leisurely stroll outside to discuss the decision you need to make, you’ll find that our number one priority is to provide nurturing accommodation that puts you at ease.

If you’re seeking refuge and you’d like to learn more tips for positively engaging with difficult decisions, there’s no better place than at Two Rivers Counseling in Portland. Whether you’re seeking personal counseling, couples counseling, or family counseling, you can rest assured that our approach is one that emphasizes therapeutic interconnections and secure attachments between people and the stories we create for ourselves. From the moment we start talking about your situation, you can count on Dr. Post-Holmberg to listen carefully and deeply to your story in order to help you forge a path through the most difficult challenges that life can throw your way. There is light on the other side of the tunnel and it’s our goal to help you find it!

Schedule an appointment today to get the help you need.