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When should I consider starting therapy?

Updated: Apr 5, 2023

One of the questions I get asked frequently; so here is a list of indicators as to why one should consider starting therapy (or another form of emotional support of your choice).

How many of the following points do you relate to? You only need to nod your head at one to know that it might be a good time to consider starting therapy.

No matter who you are,

where you come from

or where you're going,

you are worthy of receiving support.

  • You feel tearful when someone asks you how you are doing.

  • You are tired a lot of the time (mentally and physically)

  • You feel lonely or misunderstood by people in your life.

  • You feel stressed, anxious or burnt out.

  • You don't seem to enjoy the same things that you used to.

  • You struggle to identify how you are feeling.

  • You want to connect more deeply with yourself and understand your patterns and habits better.

  • You want to take ownership in your life and be proactive in meeting your own needs.

  • You're curious about therapy and you think it could be good for you.

  • You notice that you self-sabotage and aren't taking good care of yourself.

  • You're struggling to love or even like yourself.

  • You want to work on your communication skills and in building healthy relationships.

  • You often find yourself comparing yourself to others and battle to see your own worth.

  • You notice yourself numbing out uncomfortable emotions.

  • You would like to learn more about yourself.

  • You would like to talk about things that are on your mind with someone objective.

  • You feel like you need a little extra support at this time in your life.

  • You want a safe space to feel seen and heard.

  • You have been through something traumatic and need to process your thoughts and feelings.

  • You have unhealthy coping mechanisms.

  • You feel it's time to be proactive and make some shifts in your life.

  • You want dedicated time to take care of your mental well being.

  • You are going through a big life change.

  • You know it helps you to talk things through and you've got stuff to talk about.

This is by no means a comprehensive list but it should give you an idea... I think if you're reading this post and wondering if it is a good idea for you, the answer is probably YES because why not? You totally deserve a safe space to talk about whats on your mind and take care of your mental health.

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