50 telling signs you need to see a Therapist (before you lose your mind)

50 telling signs you need to see a Therapist (before you lose your mind)

Do you even know when to see a Therapist? Are you like most Americans trying to handing life struggles yourself and often doing a bad job at it?

A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks.

Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Laughter is good therapy.

Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution.

The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.

 Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

According to research done by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, families and couples who have attended family or couples therapy sessions indicate high levels of patient satisfaction.

Over 98 percent of those surveyed reported that they received good or excellent couples therapy, and over 97 percent of those surveyed said they got the help they needed.

After working with a marriage or family therapist, 93 percent of patients said they had more effective tools for dealing with their problems. Respondents also reported improved physical health and the ability to function better at work after attending therapy.

Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values.

Developing skills for improving your relationships

Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy.

Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety.

Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures.

Improving communications and listening skills.

Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones.

Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage.

Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence.

“We all get angry and sad, but how intense and how often? Does it impair or significantly change your ability to function?” asks Alvord.

Feeling overcome with anger or sadness on a regular basis could indicate an underlying issue, but there’s another intensity to be on the lookout for: catastrophizing. When an unforeseen challenge appears, do you immediately assume the worst case scenario will take place? This intense form of anxiety, in which every worry is super-sized and treated as a realistic outcome, can be truly debilitating.

“It can be paralyzing, lead to panic attacks and even cause you to avoid things,” says Alvord. “If your life gets more constricted because you’re avoiding a lot, it is probably time to see someone.”

Seeing a Therapist is not a bad thing. Infact its very wise of you to see a therapist in a regular basis.

 Here are 50 telling signs you need to see a therapist:

1. You are hearing voices in your head.

2. You feel like hurting someone.

3. You've been spending money erratically.

4. Everything you feel is intense.

5. You feel hopeless.

6. You're losing track of time and can't explain it.

7. It's hard for you to focus.

8. Its hard for you to think straight.

9. You feel a burning passion for revenge.

10. Unnecessary rage.

12. You do things before you think.

13. you have lost key relationships.

15. You’ve suffered a trauma and you can’t seem to stop thinking about it.

16. Health problems.

17. Emotional ups and downs.

18. Relentless blaming of someone for your situation.

19. Irrational behavioral patterns.

20. Recurrent headaches and stomach-aches.

21. You’re using a substance to cope with your life.

22. Your marriage or relationship is failing.

23. Intense anxiety about your future.

24. Intense fear or phobia.

25. You feel like hurting yourself.

26. Drinking yourself to sleep.

28. Depression looms.

29. People tell you you need to see a therapist.

30. Your close friends have suggested you see a psychologist.

32. You cut off your clothes or hair like Britney Spears.

33. You have trust issues with people and you don't trust anyone.

34. You don't like to have fun anymore.

35. You always assume the worst all the time.

36. You blame yourself for other people's problem.

37. You think you are the worst person on the planet.

38. You tend to avoid difficult situations.

39. You keep talking to yourself.

40. Your condition is causing significant distress to you and to others.

41. Severe mental and emotional exhaustion.

42. Feeling sad and unmotivated.

43. Your self esteem is at all time low.

44. you have a perennial self confidence problem.

45. Everything you do is extreme.

46. Explainable restlessness.

47. You want to understand yourself better.

48. You need an accountability partner.

49. Nothing you’ve tried seems to have helped.

50. No peace in your soul.

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50 telling signs you need a Therapist (before you lose your mind). Take a chance on therapy, and see what it can do for you. 

Check out Bloomchase for a list of local professionals that are ready and qualified to help you. 

Are there more telling signs one might need to see a therapist that were not included on this list? Feel free to comment below!

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