When do you need to seek the support of a mental health professional? Give us a call to learn more about your specific situation, but here are a few signs that indicate it may be time to reach out to a therapist:
- You’re experiencing intense or persistent emotions
Everyone experiences emotional highs and lows, but if you’re experiencing intense or persistent emotions, it may be a sign that you need to seek professional help. For example, if you’re feeling hopeless or overwhelmed, or if your moods are interfering with your ability to function in your daily life, it’s time to consider reaching out to a therapist.
- You’re struggling with relationships
Relationships can be complicated, and it’s not uncommon to experience difficulties with family, friends, or romantic partners. However, if you find yourself struggling with relationships on a regular basis, it may be a sign that you need to seek professional help. For example, if you’re having difficulty communicating effectively, setting boundaries, or maintaining healthy relationships, it may be time to pick up the phone.
- You’re experiencing physical symptoms
Mental health issues can often manifest as physical symptoms. If you’re experiencing unexplained physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, or stomach problems, it may be a sign that you need to seek professional help. It’s important to rule out any underlying medical conditions, but if your physical symptoms are related to your mental health, a therapist can help you address these issues.
- You’re engaging in harmful behaviors
Harmful behaviors such as substance abuse, self-harm, or eating disorders are serious issues that require professional help. If you’re engaging in any of these behaviors, it’s essential to seek the help of a trained professional as soon as possible. Of course, if you are having a medical emergency or are in crisis, call 911 immediately.
- You’re feeling stuck
Sometimes we get stuck in patterns of thinking or behavior that are difficult to break. If you’re feeling stuck or unable to move forward in your life, it may be time to reach out to a therapist. A therapist can help you identify the underlying issues that are holding you back and develop strategies to move forward.
Remember, there’s no shame in asking for help, and taking care of your mental health is an essential part of taking care of yourself.