Benefits of Therapy

You could gain from mental health services if any of the below apply:

  • You're not achieving your potential with work, family, friends and relaxation.
  • There is too much conflict in your life (even if you rarely feel it is your fault).
  • There is not enough friendship and love in your life.
  • You often feel isolated and lonely.
  • You aren't accepted by peers.
  • You have difficult and hurtful relationships.
  • You feel paranoid, depressed, anxious, sad, fidgety.
  • You have not fully worked through an unhappy childhood.
  • It is hard to keep a job or you are not sure you are in the right job.
  • At work less talented people often get raises or promotions before you.
  • You have an addiction.
  • It is difficult to relax or find much pleasure.
  • You often feel fearful, anxious, depressed or angry.
  • You neglect your health or appearance.
  • You want to "find yourself" or "figure out more about yourself."

Here is a list of some of the main issues people seek with counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists:

  • Academic problems
  • Aggressiveness
  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety including panic attacks
  • Assertiveness training
  • Break-ups
  • Cheating and infidelity
  • Child behavioral and emotional problems
  • Co-dependency
  • Complacency
  • Coping with pain and illness
  • Couples concerns
  • Depression
  • Discrimination or harassment
  • Divorce and/or separation
  • Eating problems including bulemia, anorexia, overeating
  • emotional eating
  • Family discord and family therapy
  • Gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender issues
  • Grief and loss issues
  • Identity problems
  • Loneliness
  • Life changes
  • Marital and relationship concerns
  • Mediation
  • Obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behavior
  • Parenting or step-parenting relationships
  • Post-partum
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Recovering from abuse or assault
  • Self-esteem concerns
  • Stress
  • Workplace, job and career concerns

Please note:

This is not a complete list of reasons to seek a professional. It is often difficult for people to evaluate themselves. Almost everyone can benefit from therapy or a life coach. A highly-trained professional who knows your particular situation can help you decide what steps are best for you.


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