Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
At some point in their life, everyone goes through challenging situations. You may have successfully navigated through a number of difficulties in the past, but perhaps right now you are experiencing more than the usual range of emotions. If you feel like your emotions are out of control or unmanageable, there’s nothing wrong with seeking extra support when you need it. Knowing when to ask for help is a courageous step; in fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand.
By reaching out to a trained professional, one who has likely been through similar situations, you are making a commitment to change and improve your life. Therapy provides tremendous benefits and long-lasting results by giving you the tools you need to recognize patterns, avoid triggers, and overcome whatever challenges you are facing. It’s time to seek help if:
- You are having trouble sleeping
- You struggle with eating properly
- Any of your relationships are suffering, e.g. parent/child, spouse/significant other, co-workers, friendships
- You no longer find pleasure from activities you used to enjoy
- A family members, loved ones, or friends suggest you need help
- You feel powerless or can’t let go of past events
Developing a trusted relationship with a therapist can dramatically improve your life by working together to discover what is at the root of your issues and get you moving down the path again.