Getting some professional migraine support can be life changing when you are not coping with your chronic migraines. If the relentless, regular attacks are destroying parts of your life, it's good to have some guidance, a confidant and ally.
You can find someone to see face to face or now with instant internet access you can have access to certified and licensed professional counselors almost instantly.
But how do you know who to trust online? Let me tell you who I trust... and then let's talk a little bit about depression.
Being a qualified counsellor myself, I recommend this company for their ease of use, huge directory of professional therapists and affordable online counseling.
Help is just a phone call away. Click on the image above to see who is available now and find out just how easy this can be.
Whether you are stressed out emotionally or just wanting some guidance, these professionals are available to provide support and assistance.
All you have to do is fill in some details and they will match you with a qualified professional counselor. I feel getting migraine support emotionally, is essential to surviving chronic migraines.
There are many new theories around what depression really is. Thank goodness! Some say that depression is just an expanded state of awareness.
Dr. Christiane Northrup says in her CD "The Power of Joy" that if you aren't depressed, then you just don't know what's really going on.
Depression rates are climbing daily. We are not coping! Can you deal easily with the added stress and curve balls that life can throw at you?
Never mind adding a debilitating neurological medical condition on top of it and trying to managing it all with some dignity and compassion.
Coping with a chronic medical condition like this can become increasingly difficult and unbearable. The longer it goes on, the more it can destroy in your life.
So... if you feel you need some extra support to deal with this debilitating disease, then don't wait.
Finding a psychologist and counselor that I could work with was one of the best steps I ever took on this pain journey. Once I put my pride aside, I couldn't believe how I survived so long without it.
The impact goes far beyond the pain with this brutal and disabling condition. Learning new coping skills by getting some help now might just make your life much much easier to cope with, now and in the future.
Like I said, learning new coping skills was one of the best things I ever did. I highly recommend it. Here are a couple of my posts if you'd like to read more about depression.
Please don't let your pride get in the way of getting some migraine support... like I did for too many years.
Looking back.. the smartest thing I have ever done was to learn better coping skills.
I studied holistic counseling for four years and worked in the field long before I saw a counselor myself.
I can still remember like it was yesterday... I was so nervous.
I recall feeling like I had my tail between my legs as I walked up to the lifeline office.
And... I can still remember the first thing she said to me... it was "do you have a pain management strategy?" I freaked out and snarked "what do you know about pain?"
She said calmly, "while actually I got my psychology degree from my hospital bed. I broke every bone in my body, and I thought I'd better do something during my long recovery."
I was shocked. Here was someone who could help me.
I tell you this so you don't give up. Don't lose hope... persevere. If I can make it through this, to the other side, so can you.
I have complete faith in your abilities. After all, you have already read to the end of this page. And that takes commitment to learning and change already.
Asking for extra migraine support and help can be really hard.
So let me tell you just how easy it can be to get additional migraine support and some key points to consider. But first I want to be completely up front with you... I earn a commission from BetterHelp. This is how I earn an honest income, whilst giving away an enormous amount of free information and tools on my website. You still pay the same fees regardless.
The questionnaire will ask you a few questions about the challenges you're currently facing. This will help you get matched to a directory of professional, licensed therapists. You can review your counselors profile, and send your first message. And then you can schedule a video, text or phone session.
So here are the steps:
1. Fill in the three short and simple questionnaires (it should only take a few minutes)
2. Sign up with a username and password
3. Choose how to pay (it's safe and secure)
Then just write down all your troubles!
P.S. You don't even need to use your real name if you don't want to. Plans start at $35 a week and you can apply for financial aid if money's a problem. And they sometimes have a 7 day free trial period where you can try out the system.
And I'd like to highlight these key points:
I hope this all helps you find the right migraine support... right now.
Until next time, be well and be pain free.