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Five Signs You Need a Therapist

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Some think that therapy will only benefit them if they have a serious illness or trauma they are trying to recover from, however this is not the case. Almost anyone can benefit from therapy, regardless of their mental state. If you’re looking to improve yourself and your life, therapy can be for you. Some benefits of therapy include improved communication skills, greater self-esteem, better management of emotions, and more. Below are five signs why you might benefit from a therapist. If any of these resonate with you, Life Balance can help. 

You Feel Lost

If you’re not sure what you want to do anymore, struggling to set a goal, or feeling hopeless, therapy can help. One reason we might be feeling lost is because of the judgment we place on ourselves. Therapy can help us learn to drop the self-judgment and define our personal values. Your therapist can work with you to build your self-esteem up and pay attention to what your most important personal values are. You might also be feeling lost because you are trying to impress others rather than listening to what you really want to do. Therapy can help you drown out the noise of others and start listening to your own thoughts.

You Constantly Doubt Yourself

Research studies have found that CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy, is one of the most effective forms of treatment for low self-esteem. Having low self-esteem is when you lack confidence in yourself, are afraid to let others down, or are scared of making mistakes often. When you’re constantly doubting yourself, you see yourself negatively. CBT helps you in identifying your core beliefs, identifying and developing healthy rules for living, and replacing self-criticism with positive affirmations. It helps you in identifying your negative thought patterns and flipping them to positive ones. When you’re constantly doubting yourself, therapy can help you overcome that. 

You Have a Vision, but No Plan

Life purpose, or having a lack of one, is often brought up in conversation during therapy. Having a clear sense of direction can help you find motivation, growth opportunities, and also strengthen your well-being. Therapy can teach techniques such as meditation and dreamwork as ways to help you through your vision. You can read more about case examples of this work here

You Don’t Have a lot of Time to Waste

Many adults find themselves struggling with time management. If staying organized and completing tasks is difficult for you, cognitive behavioral therapies might help. CBT has been proven to address these kind of problems and help individuals manage their time effectively in a timely manner to help them achieve their personal goals. Therapy can help give you steps and strategies to follow to make sure you’re on top of things and on your way to achieving your goals.

You are Easily Stressed Out

Feeling stressed is a normal human emotion. When you’re stressed you might experience physical symptoms as well, such as headaches, nausea, sweating, and heart palpitations. If you find yourself becoming easily stressed out or stressed out on a daily basis, therapy might be a good way to help. There are different types of therapy to help you practice strategies on how to cope with your stress in the future. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, and group therapy are all options to help you learn how to cope with stress. If you’re unsure where to start, talk to a therapist and they can help you figure out where to go from there. 

Life Balance Therapy

If this blog post checked any boxes for you, you might benefit from seeing a therapist. Life Balance therapy focuses on helping you live the life you want to live. If you’re ready to get started, schedule a session with us by calling Chriselda at 210-549-6663. We’re looking forward to starting this journey together.