The decision to seek counseling is impacted by many factors. Have you had a bad experience in the past? Does someone you care about feel negatively about counseling? Do you have to be "crazy" to see a therapist?
Do You Ask Yourself?
Here are some common questions that you might ask yourself that could be a sign that therapy will be helpful.
Am I drinking too much?
Why don't I ever have enough energy?
How come nobody likes me?
How come my relationships always fall apart?
Why do I never pick the right partner?
Am I the problem?
What's wrong with me?
What's the point?
Is this it?
Why am I getting angry all the time?
Why can't I fall asleep at night?
Below is a practical list of distress signals that may mean that you or your partner might consider seeking professional therapy.
Emotional stress or anxiety
Child behavior problems
Feelings of loneliness, isolation
Unusual eating patterns
Unexplained injuries to family members
Excessive alcohol or drug use
Family conflict or tension
Divorce or separation
Difficulty coping with changing lifestyles
Fear, anger or guilt
Grief or emotional pain