3 Signs it's Time to See a Therapist
Below are just a few of the many signs that Therapy might be helpful for you.
1. You're coping skills aren't working
Life is always throwing things our way, and typically we learn how to handle them through the process of trial and error. However, sometimes life will throw us off in a way we have no idea how to deal with like, grief, loss, depression, and anxiety. We might exhaust all other options leaving us feeling like we don't have many choices. Sometimes we even begin to self medicate to numb the pain. Whether you're experiencing the first warning signs or feel like you're too far gone, counseling could be the breakthrough you need.
2. You're willing to do the work
Therapy is work. I'm not gonna lie to you. Most of the time clients figure that out as they go. Hopefully it's the kind of work that pays off and you're happy to have done. However, when someone is able to enter therapy with the understanding that it is a process, they are better prepared. Your therapist will guide and support you and I will share how to find a good Therapist in another blog.
3. You're looking for a safe space
The best part of therapy is that it is a non judgmental neutral environment to share all the things you are unable to share otherwise. Things like the fear of judgment from others or disappointing family and/or friends can keep us from addressing certain feelings and experiences. Your therapist is a stranger, which I know sounds weird :), that is trained to work through lifes challenges with you.
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