Knowing when to ask for help a brave and courageous step. How do you know when or if you need therapy?
We all experience a range of emotions, from happiness and excitement, to grief and stress, and none of this is necessarily problematic. However, if your emotions feel out of control or unmanageable, it's time to seek help from a psychotherapist.
If you struggle with regular eating, hear voices, or have difficulty sleeping through the night, it's time to seek help.
If your relationships are suffering, be it a parent/child relationship, spousal relationship, friendship, etc., it's time to seek help.
If you find yourself using (and/or abusing) substances to cope with unwanted feelings, it's time to seek help.
If you no longer find pleasure from activities you used to enjoy, it's time to seek help.
If a friend, family member, or loved one suggests you need help, it's time to seek help.
A trusted relationship with a mental health counselor can drastically improve your life.