By: Marc Mayer
Not scientifically reviewed by Dr. Eeks
Mental health is a tricky road to navigate, and sometimes we just need some help along the way. When things are feeling extra challenging, and you just can’t cope, therapy is an excellent tool to help you navigate your emotions and find a path toward healing and growth.
This post will take a look at some of the signs that might indicate that you would benefit from therapy.
If any of the signs below resonate with you, don’t hesitate to reach out to a comprehensive therapy clinic like Apex Therapy Services to determine your best next steps.
Persistent Feelings of Sadness or Anxiety
We all feel sad or stressed from time to time, but if you’re frequently overwhelmed with these feelings, and they won’t seem to go away, therapy might be able to provide you with the support you need.
Unexplained and persistent negative thoughts and feelings can be indicative of underlying mental health issues like depression and anxiety, and talking to a therapist is a great place to start tackling these problems without any judgment.
Difficulty Coping with Life Transitions
If you’re having trouble managing the stress of a major life change, then therapy can be a great tool to help you overcome this.
Big transitions in life, such as moving cities, starting a new job, going through a breakup, or even having a baby, can be emotionally challenging, especially when we don’t know how to manage it on our own. Learning coping strategies and having someone to guide you through the process can be extremely helpful, and you’ll be able to start leaning into the positivity of the change.
Poor Communication and Strained Relationships
Learning to communicate well in your relationships is crucial for maintaining them. Relationships play a major role in your overall well-being, and if you’re struggling in this department, it can be a real knock to your mental health.
Therapists can assist you with your communication skills and help you to explore the dynamics of your relationships and why they might not be working. Couples therapy or family therapy are some great ways to get the other parties involved as well and can help everyone involved to grow.
Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms
If you find yourself resorting to unhealthy coping mechanisms in hard times, a therapist might be able to help you improve.
Turning to substances, self-isolation, overeating, or other harmful habits to numb your feelings or escape reality can turn into a dangerous cycle that can cause serious damage to your physical and mental health. Before developing an addition, a therapist will be able to help you identify these habits and develop healthier coping strategies for coping with your challenges.
Feeling Stuck or Unfulfilled
Finally, if you’re lacking a sense of purpose or struggling with the meaning of life, a therapist can help you identify your passions and values and help you to design a life that you will find meaningful and fulfilling.
Exploring the possibilities of life will help you to reconnect with your purpose and find new ways to move forward and improve your mental health.