When Should You Choose Psychotherapy?

Are you troubled? Or are you just a normal young adult going through the growing pains of that complex stage of life? There are some tell-tale signs of being truly troubled to the point of needing the kind of help that Therapy or Coaching can provide.

You should opt for individual therapy when you or a loved one is wondering (even just a few times) if your behavior or mood is 'normal' or a problem. 

Parents, teachers, co-workers and other helpers may notice the signs come on suddenly and seem 'out of the blue' or that they persist for some time or may seem to be getting worse.

Take an honest look at yourself; if you think you may be in trouble, take action now.
Contact us for an informational session to figure this out.

Behavior and mood CHANGES that may require attention:

  • sleeping alot, difficulty getting up in the morning or falling asleep

  • appetite erratic (eating less or more than usual)

  • sick alot - complaining of tummy aches, headaches, allergies

  • social skiils issues, such as bossiness, shyness, missing other's cues

  • irritable, cranky, cries easily, angers easily

  • negative attitude "I hate school, my teacher/boss hates me"

  • overwhelmed statements, "I am trying, but nothing gets better, it's too hard"

  • isolating statements, "leave me alone, nobody likes me"

  • risky behaviors and/or accident-prone

  • look hazy, out of it, look sleepy most of the time

  • fighting alot with parent(s), teacher(s), and/or others

  • don't follow rules, try to be the boss most of the time

  • worry alot, alot of 'what if' statements

  • struggle with organization, too much clutter/mess

  • cry or protest alot around separations from partner(s)/friends

  • mean to people, pets

  • easily frustrated, give up easily, often ask someone to do it for you

  • bored

  • school grades /job performance declines

  • People in your life begin to complain about you or suggest therapy

  • change in friends, clothing, habits (especially if loved one(s)/boss doesn't approve)

  • increase in conflict, yelling, 'silent treatment'

  • phobia - earthquakes, fear of death, ghosts

  • OCD - obsesses and/or engages in rituals to manage stress/fear/worry

Situations that may require extra attenion:

  • separation/divorce, break-up

  • loss of a loved one

  • life transition - new school, new grade in school, new teacher, new job, new house

  • hormonal changes - may cause strain on mood/behavior/relationships

  • trauma or abuse

  • natural distaster

  • other crisis

Contact us for an informational session to figure this out.

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