Do I need therapy?

Written by Sarah. A

Are you saying I’m mad? Is often the response many give when they are being told to consider therapy? Howbeit, it is no longer news how important it is to take care of your mind, especially during this war of surviving a pandemic, economy meltdown and other daily & personal stressors. Mental health is as important as our physical health. In fact, there is no health without mental health. Imagine having a mental breakdown and the tons on things that will be put on hold because there is a dysfunction in capabilities. This brings us to the question? When do I need therapy?

When any type of mental health or emotional concern affects daily life and function, therapy is recommended. Therapy can help you learn about what you’re feeling, why you might be feeling it, and how to cope. During Therapy there is a safe place to talk through life challenges  such as breakups, grief, parenting difficulties, or family struggles. For example, couples counselling can help you and your partner work through relationship troubles and learn new ways of relating to each other. Please do note that crisis resources, not couples counselling, are typically recommended for abusive relationships.

You should watch out when you notice the following: –

You are overwhelmed and easily stressed out

You have difficulty maintaining relationship with people

You struggle at work or school

You have little or no sleep

You feel hopeless

You no longer enjoy the activities you typically do

You have social anxiety

You tend to have outburst often or anger issues

You can hardly control how you feel

You use hard substances to escape your feelings

You have panic attacks and painful triggers based on past experiences

You just lost something/someone precious and you are grieving

You feel like being a better version of yourself but you don’t know where to start.

If you have any of these challenges or you know someone who may benefit from therapy feel free to chat us up or book an appointment to have a session with our psychologist.

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