SHOULD I SEE A THERAPIST?
Most people are lucky enough to have listening ears at home when they need help or advice, but sometimes we could use a little more help. Therapy is a great and accessible option to consider. Meeting with a skilled therapist on a consistent basis can provide the exact attention and focus on your struggles that you need.
Signs therapy may be a good option for you:
Feeling sad or unmotivated
History of Trauma or Abuse
Difficult Life Transitions
Addiction History (substance abuse, eating disorder, gambling, etc.)
Obsessive or Compulsive Behaviors
Issues with your children
Therapy can be helpful for everyone. Therapy can teach you coping skills to incorporate into your everyday life which can in turn help you manage stress better, communicate more successfully, and can help beat depression. There are also different types of therapy that can focus on specific concerns such as EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) for trauma, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for other specific mental health disorders.
Having an open mind and being honest is very important when approaching therapy. Don’t forget, therapists are there to help you.
If you need a therapist we have many listed on our site under resources.