When to Consider Therapy
Everyone needs someone to talk to, and at some time in our lives, each of us will need help dealing with major problems that seem beyond our control, such as those involving friendship, a family situation, the loss of a loved one, job difficulties, burnout, or depression. The stresses and losses of daily living sometimes require the aid of a professional perspective.
Consider therapy if -
- You feel an overwhelming and prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness, and your problems do not seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
- You are finding it difficult to carry out everyday activities. For example, you are unable to concentrate on assignments at work, and your job performance is suffering as a result.
- You worry excessively, expect the worst, or are constantly on edge.
- You are having difficulty communicating with family members or are interacting with them in ways that leave you feeling discouraged or frustrated.
- Your actions are harmful to yourself or others. For instance, you are drinking too much alcohol, are abusing drugs, or are becoming overly argumentative or aggressive.
The therapy process can help you live a healthier, more productive life by changing feelings and attitudes and helping you develop healthier, more effective patterns of behavior.
Research increasingly supports the idea that emotional and physical health are closely linked and that psychotherapy can improve a person's overall health. Furthermore, there is convincing evidence that most people who have several sessions of psychotherapy are better off than individuals with emotional difficulties who are untreated.
Whether the therapy process consists of a brief number of strategic sessions or a more in-depth journey, it is important to talk with someone who is committed with you to reconciliation, restoration, and authenticity.
For further information or to make an appointment,
Call (630) 510-0669.
|Licensed Clinical Psychologist