When Should I Go to Therapy? 6 Signs You Should See a Therapist

Apr 17, 2024

Deciding whether to go to therapy can be a daunting decision. You might wonder if what you are going through is serious enough to seek professional help. The truth is, psychotherapy can benefit anyone who is struggling with their mental health or just facing challenging life circumstances. 

Here are some signs that indicate you should consider reaching out to a therapist to help you process and navigate life’s challenges.

You Should See A Therapists If You:

1. Are Struggling to Manage Your Emotions

If you find yourself overwhelmed by emotions such as anger, sadness, or anxiety and struggle to cope with them effectively, private counselling can provide you with tools and strategies to manage your emotions in healthier ways.

2. Notice Yourself Withdrawing from Others

If you have been isolating yourself, avoiding social interactions, or withdrawing from activities and relationships you once enjoyed, it may be a sign of underlying emotional or psychological issues that could benefit from psychotherapy.

3. Are Dealing with Anxiety or Depression

Persistent feelings of worry, fear, sadness, or lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed could be signs of anxiety or depression. A therapist can help you understand these feelings, explore underlying causes, and develop coping mechanisms.

4. See Changes in Eating or Sleeping Patterns

Significant changes in your eating habits (eating too much or too little) or disruptions in your sleep patterns (insomnia or oversleeping) can be indicators of emotional distress or mental health conditions that psychotherapy can address.

5. Are Struggling with Thoughts of Hopelessness

Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, or worthlessness can be concerning signs that may indicate depression or other mental health issues. A psychotherapist can offer support, guidance, and a non-judgmental space to explore these thoughts and feelings.

6. Have a Sudden Loss of Interest in Hobbies

 If you have lost interest in activities that used to bring you joy or fulfilment, it could be a sign of emotional distress, depression, or burnout. Private counselling can help you rediscover your passions and regain a sense of purpose.

Prioritize Your Well-Being With Ariella Boehm

Deciding to go to therapy is not a sign of weakness– it is a proactive step toward prioritising your mental health and well-being. Psychotherapists, like Ariella Boehm, are trained professionals who can provide personalised support, guidance, and effective interventions tailored to your unique needs.

If you resonate with any of the signs mentioned above or are experiencing challenges that affect your daily life, it may be time to consider therapy. 

Ariella Boehm is a dedicated psychotherapist committed to helping individuals navigate life’s challenges, improve mental well-being, and achieve personal growth. Take the first step towards a healthier and happier life by reaching out to Ariella Boehm for private counselling. Your mental health matters, and therapy can be a valuable resource in your journey towards healing and growth!

Ariella Boehm

I’ve been helping people lead more intentional lives for over 20 years. I began my career as an early childhood teacher. In 2012, I made the decision to channel the empathic skills that are needed to be a connected teacher, into becoming a compassionate psychotherapist.​