Are you showing signs you need counseling?
Have you ever thought about going to therapy?
This is something a lot of people have thought about but they never actually do it.
Why Not Give It A Shot?
There are millions of reasons people don’t end up seeing a counselor.
- Don’t think a counselor will be able to help them.
- Embarrassed to see a “shrink”.
- Don’t want to face their problem.
- No insurance or way to pay for it.
- Worried you will be labeled “crazy”.
While these are common reasons people don’t go to therapy, there is one more.
Even though you are having serious problems and can’t fix it yourself, you still think you don’t need professional help to get shit squared away.
With that being said, I am going to let you in on a secret. Everybody can benefit from counseling, no matter how big or small your issues are. Even if you think you have NO problems. You will benefit from counseling.
You don’t have to have a mental diagnosis to go to therapy. It’s not just for people who can’t handle their business. It doesn’t mean your incapable of handling your business. Most of all, asking for help is a sign that you want something better for yourself.
So why wouldn’t you give it a try?
Continue reading to discover some of the key signs you need counseling.
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10 Signs You Need Counseling And Will Definitely Benefit From Going
If one or more of these signs describe you then take a chance and see a counselor. The only thing it can do is improve your life. What’s wrong with that?
#1. You always assume the worst
If you are someone who always sees the bad in everything, this is a good sign that you could benefit from a therapist.
If you always fear the worst, you could end up suffering from depression or anxiety issues. It is what therapists call ‘catastrophising’. In most cases, a counselor will use cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT is used to get rid of the irrational thoughts you are experiencing and turn them into rational ones.
#2. Problem with Drugs or Alcohol
If you are using drugs or alcohol to drown out your sorrow or to cope with all the bad shit happening in your life, here is something you NEED to know. An addiction is ONLY going to make it worse. It will create more problems and hitting rock bottom is not where you want to be. Trust me, I know.
My recommendation to you is to get help asap. While an affordable rehab may be the best option, some people refuse to go. In that case, my suggestion is to see a therapist. They can help you to understand your behaviors and give you a new way to look at what’s going on with you.
I’ve been clean for over 5 years and I still have a counselor. She’s amazing.
#3. People’s Opinions
There is a fine line with this one. After all, a lot of people worry about what others think.
However, you need to ask yourself if this has gotten out of control.
If other people’s opinions are impacting your happiness and wellbeing. Stopping your from being the brilliant, beautiful authentic you? Causing you to isolate and avoid people altogether or not go to events or places then it’s gone too far.
Counseling can help you be more confident in who you are. Not letting other people’s opinions hurt you to the point that it’s affecting your life in an extremely negative way.
#4. You avoid situations
Do you find yourself avoiding situations on a daily basis? This could be anything from certain social situations to situations at work. Maybe you have started avoiding work altogether?
What’s going on with you that you refuse to go to that place or take part in a particular activity?
If you are avoiding certain situations because of an underlying issue then it’s time to open up and discuss it with somebody.
If you are suicidal, then you need to see a professional asap. This is no joke. Self-harm is just as bad so if you are cutting or self-mutilating then you need to seek out help before it grows into a more serious problem then it already is.
I suggest you call the suicide prevention hotline. The number is 1-800-273-8255. If you truly do not want to talk to someone, you can chat online by clicking here.
#6. No self-love
If you don’t like yourself very much, a counselor can help you to love yourself again.
Low self-esteem may be something you have always suffered with, or it may have been brought on by something else. Either way, it is often hard to tackle alone, and so a therapist can assist.
#7. Better Off Alone
Not only are you avoiding certain situations but, you avoid people in general.
Do you want to be by yourself all the time? Or is it that you think no one likes you or wants you around?
Both of these are signs you need counseling. A fresh perspective on what’s really going on is exactly what you need.
#8. Responsibility for other people’s problems
This is known as over-functioning. People often do it because they cannot manage their own fears, and so they decide to take on other people’s issues instead.
Hell, I have enough going on in my own life. The last thing I need to do is take on someone else’s problems instead of dealing with mine. Do I really need to explain why therapy would be good in this situation?
#9. Beat Yourself Up
Do you treat your friends and family with kindness but you don’t give yourself the same sort of treatment?
Do you criticize yourself and constantly put yourself down, no matter how good of a job you did?
In your own mind, you are not smart enough, pretty enough, athletic enough, successful enough, and you fucking suck!
No one should do this to their self. We all have our moments but, you are enough just the way you are. Why do you think you aren’t good enough, ever?
This is something a counselor can help you with and you need to deal with this before it goes to a whole other level.
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#10. Stressed the F@^K OUT
Is life overwhelming you to the point that you are scatterbrained, emotional, irritable, and a hot mess? Not just once in a while but 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are so damn stressed out over every single little thing that you just want to curl up in a ball, hide from the world, and bawl your eyes out?
No matter what you do, nothing is getting better. You’ve tried everything and nothing is working. It’s affecting your work, your sleep, your children, and relationships.
You are well aware that you are frazzled and somethings gotta give.
If that sounds like you then, you know what the next step is. Lay it all out to a professional stranger. Someone who is trained to deal with shit like this so, that you can calm down, relax, and move on and up with your bad self.
Showing Signs You Need Counseling
If you have noticed any of the signs that have been mentioned above, don’t start freaking out about it.
Ahhh! I’m nuts! I need to see a crazy doctor! lmao Come on now.
However, you do show signs you need counseling. So, why not take that step?
Talking to someone you don’t personally know and laying all your shit out there can give you new insight. A counselor does not judge you. Trust me, he/she has heard it all before.
Truthfully, getting a fresh set of eyes/ears on your life from someone who doesn’t know all the extra, unimportant bullshit will benefit you more than you can ever imagine.
Go on, do it. You are worth it. It’s not time for you to give up on fixing your life. It’s time to take action to create the life you want and counseling is a great asset to your journey. I promise.