8 signs that it’s time to talk to a counselor
You've been feeling down for a while now, and you're not sure what to do. You feel like something is just off in your life, but you can't put your finger on it. Maybe it's time to enroll in counseling? Here are 8 signs that suggest this might be the right decision:
- You feel like you're going crazy
- It doesn't seem to matter what you do, nothing can fix this feeling of being down in the dumps. The struggle is real. Your mental health can be a rollercoaster ride. Sometimes, life is great and you're feeling good about everything in your world. Other times, the pressures of work, relationships, or other responsibilities seem to weigh on top of you until it's hard to even get out of bed. When feelings like these persist for weeks at a time without an obvious trigger (aside from maybe not getting enough sleep), then there are some signs that counseling might be appropriate. - You feel hopeless - No matter what you try to do with yourself in order to alleviate the depression and anxiety, nothing seems to help...and sometimes this can make things worse by leading people into cycles of self-loathing or avoidance behaviors
- You find it difficult/impossible to concentrate
- You feel like you're a burden on others, and that nobody cares about what's going on with you. If any of these are happening to you regularly, then it might be time for an assessment by a professional counselor in order to address the underlying issues before they cause significant damage not only to your quality of life but, to the lives of others that love you and count on you. Here are a few more signs it's time to seek some support. - Irritability
- Withdrawing from friends or family
- Feeling like there's no point in living because the underlying issues will always be there.
If you're feeling any of these, then it might be time to seek some help for yourself. You deserve happiness and peace and relationships where you feel safe. Are you and your spouse living like roommates? Are you struggling to find consistent peace and managing the feelings of self-doubt and worthlessness? If you're feeling stuck, it might be time to seek some outside support. You deserve a life of joy and freedom from the pain that is holding you back from what's important in your life. And remember: Seeking help doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you - sometimes we need someone else on our side. If this is you let's plan a time chat. I would love to help you get back on the path to securing your peace or finding it for the first time.
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