When do I need to see a therapist? That is the million-dollar question that many of us tend to ask ourselves.
This answer will vary by person and situation. However, if you are already pondering whether or not you should go to therapy, that means something in itself. I find that most of my clients attend therapy when they are feeling stuck or need help working through a situation. If you are wondering if it is time for you to enter therapy, here are some sample reasons listed below but not limited to:
1. You are losing interest in activities you once enjoyed.
2. You feel disconnected from your partner but are unsure why.
3. You feel unfocused on daily tasks and cannot accomplish simple goals.
4. You find yourself lashing out at those closest to you.
5. You find yourself tossing and turning at night, unable to drift off into a peaceful sleep.
6. You feel overwhelmed by your emotions and do not know where to turn.
7. You are engaging in unhealthy habits, such as excessive drinking, binge eating, not eating, hair pulling, or reckless sexual behavior.
8. You have gone through a recent breakup and need help learning how to be on your own again.
9. You are experiencing a lot of stress at work and need to learn ways to cope.
10. You find yourself constantly crying for no reason at all.
11. You have recently gone through a traumatic experience and find that you cannot leave your house.
12. You fear being rejected by others.
13. You find that you have lost the motivation to engage in daily hygiene.
14. You find yourself questioning your future, next steps, and how to continue to live.
15. You are thinking of harming yourself or someone else.
16. You just moved to another city and have feelings about that.
17. A family member passed away 6 months ago, and you are tired about talking to your friends about it.