WHEN TO CONSIDER THERAPY
Beginning the journey to seek help from a psychologist is often an arduous and anxiety provoking journey, fraught with doubts, fears and a great deal of questions. This is a normal experience! The decision to start psychotherapy is a brave one, albeit not easy. The time to consider psychotherapy varies from person to person. It is generally particularly helpful when:
You are struggling with prolonged feelings of sadness and helplessness; struggling to get things done; finding yourself unable to concentrate or function as you used to.
Feeling an excessive amount of worry and anxiety; and find it difficult to see how things could get better.
Your actions toward others and/or yourself become harmful.
You find that you cannot manage your emotional difficulties without harmful ways of coping.
You struggle to find a way of life that leads to relationships, work, and social involvement that provide you with a sense of purpose and growth.
You are just curious about yourself, your thoughts and your experiences of life.
You want to explore your past, current, or future relationships to gain a better understanding of how you relate to others and to yourself.
You are seeking help with finding meaning and purpose in life and your place in the world.