Your Guide to Coping with Perfectionism
Perfect performances are rewarded in our society. We set high standards and lofty goals and then relentless pursue them. We are high achievers. But there is a price to pay. Ambition, which is necessary for success, can also be the beginning of perfectionism: pushing yourself to achieve your full potential or an impossible goal. But it can also make us intolerant, difficult to live with and we can lose sight of what is most important about our relationships and the people we love.
Are you uncertain if your
perfectionist nature is pushing
away people in your life?
Fill out the form to the right to download the helpful guide:
’12 Signs of Pushing
Perfectionism Too Far’.
Did you know?
- Perfectionism often begins in childhood.
- Parents and teachers urge children to become high achievers, praising them for good work.
- Children soon take on the ambition of their elders, becoming eager to please by succeeding, by earning straight A’s, by doing well.
- The desire to do well is accompanied by a fear of the consequences of not doing well.
You can overcome perfectionism! YSC can help.
How Online Counseling Can Help You Deal with Perfectionism
Because of the advantages and immediacy of online counseling, we find people are more likely to start. And the sooner you start, the sooner you can understand and temper your perfectionism.
It is convenient – you can do it from anywhere.
Where do you feel most comfortable? Home? In a coffee shop? That is where you might want to be when speaking with your counselor. Online therapy gives you the option to select your location.
It is anonymous.
Do you feel awkward at the thought of sitting in a room talking in person with your therapist? Online counseling gives you the choice of HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing, chat, email or phone – so you can decide how much interaction works best for you.
It is more private.
Do you fear meeting someone you know in a therapist’s waiting room? That keeps many people from getting the help they need. Online therapy give you the ultimate in privacy — it is therapy you can do from the privacy of your own home.
It is affordable.
Whether you have insurance or not, our therapists are priced to provide a great value to you. Hourly rates vary by counselor. They start at $40 an hour.
What makes Your Story Confidential special?
Online counseling means you can get help on your schedule, and on your terms. Our therapists, counselors and life coaches are here to build a relationship with you. They will listen objectively and help you learn tools to cope, heal, and move forward with life. Conversations between you and your provider are strictly confidential.