“We are all just one small adjustment away from the life we want.”Movie: How Do You Know
The events of this past year have caused a spike in anxiety, depression, and overall stress in many individuals. If there was ever a more prominent time to address mental health, it’s now.
One common question that I hear from a lot of people is whether or not counseling is needed and when to know that it’s time to go. When we’re physically sick, it’s obvious when we need a higher level of care due to factors such as an increase in body temperature or physical symptoms that clearly require medication to heal.
Unfortunately, signals aren’t always so obvious when it comes to mental health. This can cause many to go for extended periods of time without the proper mental health treatment, which can have detrimental effects on both the person needing care and those connected to them.
While reasons for seeking a counselor can vary, here are four of the most common reasons to seek therapy:
As mentioned before, there are multiple reasons to seek a counselor outside of the four I mentioned. There is no wrong time to put yourself first. Reach out to a counselor near you and take the first step towards becoming a better you. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our page about how to find the right therapist. The first step may be the hardest, but it’ll be the best decision you’ve ever made!
Written by: Salima Hart
Originally posted on Grow Counseling