4 Signs That It’s Time to Consider Therapy
These days, more people are recognizing that getting therapy is no longer taboo or something to be ashamed of. So if you’re considering psychotherapy, know that you aren’t alone.
But how can you be sure if you really need it?
Today’s post will deal with this question by presenting four signs to know when it’s time to consider therapy.
There’s a noticeable upswing in irritability and anger
A good psychologist will tell you to pay attention to what triggers your anger or annoyance and how frequently you experience these negative emotions. It could be a good gauge of potential mood or mental health disorders that can lead to proper diagnosis and treatments.
We all have our good and bad days. But if you notice that you’re getting more easily irritated at things, situations, and people than usual, then maybe it’s time to see a psychiatrist.
Therapy is a practical and effective way to help you adapt to everyday stressors. By helping you recognize your stress triggers and how you usually respond to them, you can have a stronger and more reliable coping mechanism.
You’re falling into old, unhealthy patterns
Have you been getting alcohol delivery almost every single day? Or have you gone back to smoking cigarettes or using tobacco products frequently?
Those bad habits you thought that you already kicked and gave up on could come creeping back into your life. Before you start abusing them (and becoming a cancer statistic), you could seek therapy to help you understand the main reason for falling back into unhealthy patterns.
An experienced therapist can help you unpack your issues and give you objective support while you’re at it.
You can get proper emotional, mental, and even physical tools and resources to overcome bad habits and address your problems without the need for alcohol and other substances.
You’re undergoing a major life transition
In our post on teen health care in Singapore, we underlined the importance of being mindful of mental health especially since adolescence can be a confusing and perplexing time.
But the same applies to every phase and transition in your life. This could include pregnancy, marriage, the death of a loved one, a new job, or moving from one place to another.
So if you’re feeling overwhelmed by a major upheaval in your life, you might need guidance in the form of grief counselling or therapy. It can help you view what you’re going through using an objective lens and hopefully make you feel less overwhelmed by the changes.
You’re experiencing family or relationship tensions or strains
Troubled couples who go through marriage counselling often recognise the need for a mediator who’s both objective and impartial on the issues. There’s a need to acknowledge that not all marital problems have to end up in divorce if better communication and healthy boundaries are in place.
So if you’re having relationship problems with your spouse, partner, or even family members or close friends, individual or group therapy could help. A good therapist can facilitate sessions where clients address their issues and find productive and healthy ways to solve them together.