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Why Therapy? | Why You Should Take Therapy

Why Should I Go into Therapy?

Life can be compared to a wild roller coaster ride with its thrills, twists and turns, peaks and valleys.

There are days when you feel driven, motivated and on top of the world and other days that are marked by lethargy, sadness and fatigue.

“Obstacles and challenges are a normative part of life. No matter how tough it gets or how impossible it seems, you can’t let life’s hardships define you. For it is in how you respond to life’s difficulties that you will be defined”.

Life is Difficult by Scott Peck

Misconceptions abound about what it means to talk to a therapist. It is often viewed as weak or shameful. That stigma is why many people don’t seek help.

But the reality is that therapy is an extremely useful tool that assists individuals with a range of issues such as:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Trauma
  • Marital/family conflict
  • Work-related stress
  • Parenting challenges
  • Anger
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem/assertiveness
  • Separation/divorce
  • Post-separation parent coaching and planning

Indicators That Therapy Might Be Warranted

  • Experiencing unexpected mood swings
  • Undergoing change
  • Experiencing unexplained fatigue and lack of motivation
  • Having harmful thoughts
  • Withdrawing from people and activities that were once joyful
  • Feeling isolated and alone
  • Using substances to cope
  • Suspecting you may have a mental health disorder
  • Feeling like you’ve lost control
  • Sleeping poorly
  • Feeling like you need to talk to someone
  • Experiencing strain or disinterest in your relationships