"Do you think I need therapy?" If you've asked that question to a friend, colleague or family member, chances are that you've had some thoughts, emotions or behaviors that didn't sit entirely well with you. And chances are the response was something along the line of, "Everyone goes through that from time to time."
Whether you've cycled through therapists over the years or assumed therapy was reserved for people who are seriously messed up, I tend to say that if you answer "yes" to one of the following, it wouldn't hurt to reach out to see if some mental health and wellness counseling might help:
Remember, reaching out to a therapist isn’t an automatic commitment for years of therapy. Most therapists are happy to provide an initial consultation so that you can make an informed choice about who you see. I'd be happy to see if my services meet your needs or provide you some additional referrals to explore. Schedule your phone consultation here.
And a note to those of you currently in therapy: if you feel that you and your therapist aren’t “clicking” anymore, talk to him or her! I know it can be tough to have that conversation but we’d rather have that talk than to have you sit through session after session feeling disengaged—or to have you just stop coming all together.
And for those who like quizzes, check out this online quiz from PsychCentral.
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