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Understanding When Therapy Can Help: 10 Key Signs

Seeking help through therapy is essential to understanding and managing our mental and emotional health. Reflect on the following signs that may indicate that treatment could be beneficial for you:

  1. Past Trauma's Lingering Effects: If you find that unresolved issues from your past are hindering your current functioning, it may be time to address these traumas in therapy.

  2. Battling Persistent Shame: If deep-seated feelings of shame prevent you from seeing your potential for positive change, therapy can help you work through these emotions.

  3. Overwhelmed by Self-Doubt: If self-doubt paralyzes and prevents you from making positive life changes, consider seeking therapeutic support.

  4. Constant Anxiety: If you feel perpetually anxious and unable to manage your anxiety, therapy can offer strategies to regain control.

  5. Trapped in Negative Self-Talk: If you're stuck in a cycle of negative self-talk and can't break free, therapy can help identify and transform these patterns.

  6. Fixated on Past Mistakes: If you cannot move forward due to a focus on past errors, therapy can assist in finding a path forward.

  7. Feeling hopeless and helpless: If thoughts of making significant life changes leave you feeling overwhelmed and bedridden, therapy can be a lifeline.

  8. Tendencies of Self-Sabotage: If you notice a pattern of self-sabotage when things are going well, therapy can uncover and address the underlying causes.

  9. Struggling to Take Action: If you know what you should be doing but struggle to act, therapy can help bridge the gap between knowledge and action.

  10. Elusive Happiness: If happiness feels like a distant memory, therapy can help explore and address the reasons.

If you recognize these signs, taking the first step toward therapy can be pivotal in your journey. Book a consult with a Connecting to Greatness therapist today. 

For further mental health screenings, visit Mental Health America.

Immediate Help: If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself, please call 911, contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or text "HOME" to 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line. Remember, help is always available.

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