Signs You Should See a Therapist

By McKensie Shiner

It’s normal to experience stress, moodiness, anxiety, and other emotions in everyday life. No matter the cause, your feelings are valid.

While sometimes it’s easy to bounce back after feeling this way, other times, it’s not. It’s important to know that there’s nothing wrong with needing a little help along the way! Here are some signs you should consider therapy to get through the hardships you’re facing.

You’re Emotionally Drained

When feeling such intense emotions each and every day, you may start to feel exhausted by them. Whether it’s causing you to lash out unexpectedly or sleeping a lot more than usual, this is a big sign that you need to reach out for help.

When every day brings a feeling of sadness, emptiness, anger, and lack of purpose - be proactive. These are feelings that shouldn’t be ignored and should be talked about.

Your Work/School Work is Suffering

When you’re dealing with burdens, it’s not an easy task to try to focus on things that are important in your life. Work and school could also be the root of your problem, making it hard to direct your energy to being successful there.

It’s only a matter of time until you fall behind and feel even more overwhelmed. When you notice you’re missing assignments or forgetting tasks, you should reassess and reach out for help.

You Feel Physically Unwell

One thing often overlooked is the way our minds affect how our bodies feel. When it comes to mental health, it’s not long after experiencing challenges that you’ll feel this physically in your body, too.

From headaches to nausea to muscle aches, these are all signs that you are overwhelmed and your body is feeling it in multiple ways. Trying to pinpoint the cause of physical pain can be difficult, but seeking help from a therapist can give you the relief you deserve.

At Counseling by the Sea, we offer many different types of therapy to better serve our patients. We know the importance of keeping mental health in good standing - and we want to help you thrive in your everyday life.

For more information, contact us today!