Reasons to See a Therapist
The benefits of therapy are well known and highly touted, but when is it appropriate to see a therapist? It’s not as clear-cut as when you have a bad stomachache, so this video describes the various reason you should consider seeing a therapist.
You can go to see a therapist for small or big issues. Your world doesn’t need to be tearing apart at the seams for you to go see a therapist. If you simply need outside help dealing with a problem, seeing a psychologist is a good idea.
A common misconception is that you need to have a serious problem or serious symptoms to go see a therapist. Therapists can help you with any event that’s causing you stress. An example is the preparation for a wedding. Marriages are usually very positive events, but can be extremely stressful. Seeing a therapist to work through this stress is appropriate and encouraged.
You don’t have to wait until the last possible moment to start dealing with your mental health. Every year you go to an internal medicine physician for a physical and see a dentist for a bi-annual tooth cleaning. You can take the same approach with your mental health and schedule regular appointments just to check-in on everything.
This can help you deal with things proactively, instead of only when you reach a crisis point. You can also evaluate your strengths and values, instead of struggles you’re having.
Online counseling is a rapidly growing practice, too, so you don’t need to go see a psychologist in-person. You can use it on a trial basis and speak with a therapist just to get an idea of what therapy entails and how it may help you. For more information, click on the link above.