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Signs You May Want to Consider Therapy

Having someone tell you that you “need therapy” can feel stigmatizing, and sort of like an attack — like something is wrong with you. While therapy can actually be extremely beneficial in helping people walk through their issues and become better equipped to face their challenges, some are hesitant to give it a shot. It may take some time for you to feel comfortable with the thought of going to therapy, and perhaps even a little bit longer for you to actually start scheduling sessions. After all, it does take a level of braveness to sit and be vulnerable with yourself.

When any type of mental health or emotional concern affects daily life and function, therapy may be recommended because it can help you learn what you’re feeling, what you might be feeling, and how to cope with it. My name is Dr. Shea Kamlet and I offer a variety of services, including individual therapy in Denver, relationship therapy, Hakomi therapy, and mindfulness and meditation. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give me a call today.

Thoughts and Feelings Are Becoming Difficult to Manage

Thoughts and feelings are things that make up our day-to-day lives, and we would be surprised at how many thoughts enter and exit our brains on a constant basis. Sometimes they can get on top of us, controlling us and interfering with our everyday lives. We have all dealt with negative thoughts and feelings, but if you are regularly experiencing negative thoughts, excessive worry, or emotions like sadness or fear on an intense level that make it difficult to cope, speaking with a mental health professional may be beneficial.

Coping With Loss

There are plenty of ways in which we experience loss, whether it be through the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, or loss experienced in some aspect of physical health. People respond to loss in a variety of ways, as grief can be a complex and painful process. You may be finding it hard to cope with emotions or thoughts surrounding an event of loss in your life, and you may be concerned with the symptoms you experience after a loss. If that is the case, when you may want to get in touch with a licensed and recommended therapist.

Navigating Difficult Life Events

Challenges and obstacles are inevitable parts of life. That doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve or shouldn’t seek help when you need it. No matter what you’re going through (the key here being that everyone’s life circumstances are different and everyone will experience singular challenges) you may benefit from speaking to a therapist to help you navigate your way through.

Personal Relationships Are Suffering

When we are not doing well, our relationships with those around us begin to feel the effects. You may be seeing family and friends less often or taking your emotional turmoil out on them. Emotional distress can be isolating, so you may even be subconsciously projecting your problems onto your personal relationships to further separate yourself. In the short-term, these changes may not be particularly disruptive — after all, we all go through transitions when we tend to be less social — but relationship issues could be a sign of a problem if this pattern continues over a longer period of time and affects your sense of connection to others.

Final Thoughts

This, in no way, is meant to be an exhaustive list of signs or symptoms that may indicate that you should consider seeing a therapist, as there are countless reasons to seek out a mental health professional. Furthermore, you don’t need permission to seek therapy. You may even think that you don’t need therapy, that “you’ve got your life together.” That may be the case, but you and only you will know if you’re not feeling yourself. If you do choose to seek professional help, then it is important that you find a therapist that you feel comfortable with, and who has a practice that is right for you.

I am proud to offer individuals and couples throughout Denver both virtual and in-person counseling sessions. If you would like to speak with me to learn more about my approach to counseling or to learn more about my services, then please reach out to me. I look forward to helping you.