It’s Time to Talk: 8 Reasons Why You Should Start Therapy
Beginning therapy is a big step for many of us, and maybe you’re on the fence as to whether or not you should schedule that initial session. Read on to discover eight reasons why you should start therapy.
1. You’ve been recommended to go to therapy
Have you been recommended to seek out a therapist by your doctor, loved one, or a trusted friend? If so, beginning therapy is likely a good step to take. These people are likely keeping your best interests in mind and concerned about your well-being.
2. You feel out of control
You feel like you’re standing in the eye of a hurricane while life whirls around you. You used to feel so in control and you find yourself asking, “what happened?”.
3. Things just aren’t right
You can’t pinpoint it. There has been no major blow-up or serious tragedy, but things just aren’t...right.
4. You’ve been through a significant life event
Significant life events, whether amazing or horrible, can really affect us. Major changes come with their own hosts of stressors and concerns. Starting therapy is a great way to navigate these changes while receiving additional support.
5. You are looking for someone to talk to
Things are okay, you’re just not feeling connected. You feel like you don’t have many people in your life you can really confide in. You feel like you’re always listening and when it’s your time to talk, you’re not being heard. Therapy can provide you with a time slot each week to just let your voice be heard.
6. You want to change some things but don’t know where to start
There have been some things you’ve been meaning to work on, but how do you even change these things. Is it even possible? This is a great time to reach out to start therapy. Clinicians are able to support you with changes you want to make to better your life, while offering a third-party perspective and another fountain of knowledge.
7. Your relationships are tense
Things lately have been...tense. Whether it your relationship with your spouse, your children, your friends, or your extended family, tense relationships can be really stressful. Working with a therapist can help you to figure out what’s going on and how to manage your relationships to lower the tension and hopefully improve the relationship.
8. You’re stressed
Life in one word: stressful. You’re being pulled every which way and you feel like your meter is running on empty. While we have a lot of stress in life, our lives don’t have to be defined by stress. Reach out to a therapist to work on ways to manage and reduce your stress so you can spend more time living and less time stressing.
There are the eight reasons why you should start therapy. Therapy is an awesome resource for anyone. Really, who wouldn’t benefit from getting to be heard by someone, free of judgement? To get connected with one of our clinicians, check out the information below and get started today!