How Do I Know If I Need Therapy? - Deepstash
Deciding to see a therapist

You don’t need to have a specific diagnosis to benefit from therapy.

Most of us have some aspects of our lives we would like to improve: relationships that are in need of some rehab or...

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How Do I Know If I Need Therapy?

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Going through a big change

Change, even if it’s positive, can lead to emotional and physical stress: you find yourself in a situation where you don’t know what to expect and that leads to confusion.

A professional can ...

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Repeating unhealthy patterns

Everyone makes missteps and occasionally slips into risky behaviors.

But when you can’t stop a specific behavior, if it’s interfering with your ability to function properly in your dai...

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Affected by past trauma

There’s no single way to get over past trauma, but if you can’t stop thinking about your trauma, or you’re isolating yourself because of fear it will happen again, there are ways to cope.

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Facing big decisions

Sometimes, in the face of big decisions, your family and friends won't give you the best perspective, because they are too invested to be objective.

A good therapist won’t make the choice for...

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Dealing with relationships

A therapist can help you either strengthen or leave a bad relationship and can help with coping techniques if it ends.

Couples therapy can also be a good way to maintain a happy relationship....

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Physical and mental health

In situations where your physical well-being is tied to your mental state — for things like insomnia, weight loss, dealing with chronic pain and so on — therapy can help.

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