Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Tips On Tolerating Uncertainty
“You’ve probably heard some version of the phrase: The only thing certain in life is uncertainty. The fact that life is filled with surprises, unexpected events and change – a whole lot of it – isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
It’s simply reality. It’s just how life works. And it helps us grow.
‘Life challenges and periods of uncertainty are normal aspects of the human experience…[T]hey promote the evolution of our consciousness,’ said Joyce Marter, LCPC, a psychotherapist and owner of the counseling practice Urban Balance.
But for many of us uncertainty is uncomfortable. Very uncomfortable. It’s especially tough tolerating uncertainty when a situation is significant to us, and we become attached to a specific outcome, according to Tom Corboy, MFT, the founder and executive director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles.”