Is it Time to See a Therapist?

| July 31, 2019 | Lifestyle

Life has ups and downs. If you find, however, that negative moments outweigh the positive ones, it may be time to seek help. Below are five signs that will help guide you.

While maintaining physical health is important, many forget the dire importance of taking care of mental health.

The truth is that many people can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. You may have a great understanding of your own triggers and problems. You may have developed skills to manage your problem. Despite this, there may be times you'll need help from a pro.

Here’s how you'll know it's time.

Your Bad Days are Now Bad Weeks

We all have the occasional bad day but when your bad days turn into bad weeks or bad months, it might be time to talk to a mental health professional. Uncontrollable sadness, anger, or hopelessness may be telltale signs of a mental health issue. A lot of us have various ways of dealing with hardship. A lot of us feel emotionally drained. Sometimes, however, the period of hardship doesn’t go away with a night out with friends or by listening to your favorite music. Sometimes, our sad state can transform into depression. Before it gets to this stage, it’s important to speak to a therapist.

You Feel Like the Stress is Overwhelming

If stress seems to be suffocating you to the point of being paralyzing, it’s time to start talking. Sometimes you need a little guidance when it comes to managing stress. Maybe you feel like you can’t say “no,” you’re afraid of being judged, or you’re putting too much pressure on yourself to achieve perfectionism. It will help if you speak to a professional in order to understand the drivers behind your overwhelming feelings.

therapy_2.jpg

You Feel Trapped in an Unhealthy Relationship

This could be any type of relationship. If you are constantly hurt by and/or hurting someone —whether physically, emotionally or mentally—you’re in a toxic relationship. If you feel glued to the situation and find it hard to leave or stay away, you and the other person will benefit from therapy. If you are constantly taken advantage of, mistreated, or misunderstood, it could be time to consider seeking help.

Screenshot_20190726-151059_01.jpg

Therapy is a way to take a closer look at the more prominent challenges, like emotional difficulties. Therapy helps you become a better, happier, healthier you. It is an act of self-care.

Start talking and start healing.

Visit Chantel Cohen Certified Health Coach at 550 Pharr Rd NE #205, Atlanta, GA 30305 or learn more on Instagram (@chantelcohen), Facebook (@coachchantelcohen) and Youtube (@CWC Coaching & Therapy)



Photography by: