If you’ve ever been through a hard time in life (so, if you’re human), you may have asked yourself: “should I go to therapy?” The truth is that there is no magical time to go to therapy…but the truth is also that it can help nearly anyone. Here are some reasons you might want to schedule an appointment.
You Want to Change a Behavior
Do you beat yourself up too much? Maybe you find yourself overanalyzing situations with friends or family, or laying awake at night thinking about work.
Normally when we think of bad habits, we think of nail biting, smoking, or something physical. But these thought patterns are habits of their own, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help you overcome them! CBT is a solution-focused process that teaches you how to recognize unwanted thought patterns and correct them. It’s a great solution for everyday stressors.
You Just Don’t Feel Good
Sometimes things just aren’t right. You wake up feeling sad, or feel on edge even when things are okay. These can be signs of underlying depression or anxiety. The good news is that you don’t have to feel this way.
Traditional talk therapy is not a cure-all for mental illness, but when combined with medication, exercise, and other lifestyle changes, it can help you understand the root causes of your feelings and change them for the better.
You Have Past Trauma
We all have trauma. Hopefully, we’re able to overcome that trauma with the help of loved ones and the magic of time. But sometimes – regardless of how small or large it is – trauma follows us.
Not all trauma is as intense as, say, abuse or assault. Sometimes trauma comes from seeing parents divorce, or bullying, or moving around a lot as a child. Trauma is anything in your past that has shaped your worldview in a way you don’t want. Talk therapy can help you understand your trauma and overcome it.
Therapy has the power to transform your life. If you or a loved one are interested in therapy, Azevedo Family Psychology can help! We create a highly supportive environment that allows you to focus on your issues and overcome them. Contact us today for an appointment. Together, we can create a life worth celebrating.