Should I, or should I not, go see a therapist? We often ask ourselves that very question, especially around the holidays! Here are the top three reasons to see a professional!
Large Changes in Your Life
If you are experiencing a big change in your life like a move, new job or a change in a relationship it could be an indicator that you can use some help transitioning. A therapist can guide you through proven strategies and help you develop skills to deal with large changes.
Large changes in your life can often be accompanied by a lot of work. Such as packing up for a move or learning new skills at a new job. The busy work can distract from the build-up of stress. Speaking with a therapist can help avoid any additional stress or unhealthy repercussions down the road.
Having Dangerous Thoughts.
Wanting to hurt yourself or others is a warning sign you need help. There is a difference between thoughts and action, but thinking about acting is a precursor to acting. Being a danger to yourself or others is clear red flag and getting help is easy. A quick Google search or locations in your area or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or Crisis Text Line can help.
If you need an external resource to deal with issues around you it’s a clear sign to seek a therapist. The skill set they can equip you with will help you avoid self-medicating and work through the stress in a healthy way.
In some situations, medication can be prescribed which when monitored by a professional is a lot less dangerous then medicating yourself through alcohol drugs or binge eating. Other forms of self-medication include overworking, video games and gambling, Any external practice that is used to avoid the real world. The domino effect self-medicating can have is alarming and seeking help can save your life and the relationships around you with your loved ones.
About Destination Greatness
Destination Greatness is a mental health and substance abuse psychotherapy agency dedicated to assisting individuals and families in maximizing their level of functioning on all life domains in pursuit of Greatness. Destination Greatness provide individuals and families with the opportunity to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. Destination Greatness strives to enrich each individual and family through greater self-awareness, focus on strengths, and belief in a greater destiny.
Online services are available for residents of NC, SC, and GA. Limited office sessions available in Atlanta, GA and Greenville, SC. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.