Regret Therapy Starpoint Counseling Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl
Regret is often closely associated with feelings of guilt and shame. We often express the emotion of regret to others in the form of an apology. Regret may be characterized by negativity about the past in general, or about a particular incident in the past. Therapy at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl can be a useful tool to help you or someone you know cope with feelings of regret.
Regret can significantly impede happiness because regret often causes people to feel shame, sadness, or remorse about decisions or the ways in which they have spent their lives. Sometimes regret can contribute to depression, but depression can also cause feelings of regret that were not previously there. Even if the alternative decision or behavior was highly improbable or impossible, it can cause the person experiencing regret to apply a degree of self-blame.
Regret can be a beneficial by helping the person experiencing it gain insight and improve future decision-making skills. Regret can also be helpful because it signals the need for a corrective action, which can push people into implementing that action. Under the right circumstances, this can be considered a beneficial consequence of regret.
When people spend years fixating on a regrettable choice they often need help to move past it, and seeking a therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl can help people talk through, understand, and move beyond regret.