Everyone faces difficulties from time to time. These difficulties may relate to decision making, career paths, transitions, relationships, family issues, religion and spirituality, anxiety, self-esteem, sexual identity, illness and loss, and life balance. A therapist can help you navigate these issues.
Here are some reasons someone might see a therapist:
You’re in a relationship and are unsure whether this is the “right” person for you. You understand that nobody is perfect but don’t know how to determine if what seems lacking can be worked on or is insurmountable.
Transitions / Family Issues
You finished school, don’t have a job yet, and have moved back home. Your relationship with your parents was okay in the past but you are feeling very stifled in many different ways now that you are living at home again. Or perhaps you have had a tenuous relationship with your parents in the past and it has gotten much more difficult since you moved back home and now feel they are not respecting you as an adult.
You’ve been married for a few years and feel happily adjusted to marital life. The idea of starting a family seems very daunting, as you know it will create upheaval in your life. How do you know when is the “right” time to move on to this stage and how do you do so with less anxiety.
Work Life Balance
You are struggling to find work/life balance. This comes in many forms at different stages of life. You could be a student who is trying to manage good grades with having a job/internship and work on building a relationship. Or you could be a newly married juggling a job, a new home, friends, and some “me” time.
Religion & Spirituality
You were raised in a religious lifestyle and feel challenged by some of those teachings from an ideological and/or practical standpoint. You are looking for a safe space to express your thoughts and questions that will not be judgmental and will guide you to be at peace with your spiritual self.
You want to impart your values onto your kids, but the pace of everyday life can often make that transmission challenging. Learn to incorporate responses to situations that arise based on your values. Life Skills
You think you would benefit from improving your time management skills, organizational skills, and/or study skills. Work on developing new techniques that will help enhance your quality of life.