When Should You Go to Therapy?
Mental health issues are common and nothing to be ashamed of. Society is starting to come around and the stigma for going to therapy is starting to drop off. The National Alliance of Mental Illness has found that 1 in 5 adults in the United States has experienced some form of mental illness. If you are finding that you:
Cannot go to work and/or keep a job
Struggling with the relationships in your life
Using unhealthy coping skills like using drugs or alcohol to escape reality
Dealing with a loss and/or death
Grappling with change
Want to learn more about yourself
Understand how to navigate through life’s stressors
Figure out why you might be withdrawing socially
Work through feelings of prolonged sadness, loneliness, and anxiousness
Talk through traumatic events you’ve experienced
Discuss ruminating thoughts
Then speaking to a licensed mental health counselor can alleviate negative thought patterns and help you feel like you are not alone. When action is not taken to seek mental health treatment, it can lead to increased feeling of suicidality, low self-esteem, low self-worth, decreased physical health, complications in relationships and disruptions in everyday life.
Talk therapy is a safe and confidential space for individuals, couples, and families to explore their moods, thought patterns and express their true feelings without judgement.
The benefits of talk therapy are:
Ability to achieve goals by improving self-efficacy
Strengthening self-esteem and self-worth
Overall improved physical and mental health
Better relationships and connections
Everyone has emotional challenges, and everyone deserves support. Don’t hesitate to reach out and seek help that could improve your life for the rest of your life.
Pure Grace Counseling founder Kathryn Hanjani MA, LPCC, NCC specializes in Individual Counseling & Career Counseling Services. Based in Denver, Colorado I have helped several clients work through their mental health including PTSD, Bipolar, Anxiety, & Depression.
If you need someone to talk please call us today 303-669-2333.