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10 Common Reasons People Seek Therapy

It can be very hard to understand whether you need a consultation or therapy if you are already stressed, lost, feel conflict and insecurity. The following list details some of the most common reasons people seek therapy.

1. Irregular or unstable sleep
Sleep and mental health are very closely connected. Problems with sleep are common in people with depression, anxiety, ADHD and bipolar disorder. 

2. Being Overwhelmed
This can influence the way you think and behave by affecting your mental health. Individuals who are emotionally overwhelmed can experience stress, have issues at work and in personal life. 

3. Avoidance of social interactions
If you’ve been trying to avoid your colleagues and friends, you may be dealing with more than just feeling sad or overwhelmed. A change in behavior when it comes to how outgoing you are can be a clear sign that it’s time to consider therapy, especially if you find yourself avoiding something you once enjoyed. 

4. Feeling hopeless
Feeling hopeless can be a sign of depression, a serious but common disorder that can affect the way you think, feel, and act. Depression affects about 1 in 6 adults at some point in their lives. 

5. Inability to control your emotions
The inability to control emotions is usually a symptom of affective and anxiety disorders. 

6. Obsession with intrusive thoughts
If you are preoccupied with anxious thoughts, you may want to consider therapy to help you restore your thought patterns. 

7. You just don’t care
Constant irritability or the feeling that you just don’t have enough energy to do basic things like shower regularly, get out of bed, show up for work or school, are all signs that it’s time to seek help. 

8. Changing eating habits
If you suddenly start eating more or less than usual, you may be experiencing what is known as emotional overeating. This can become a problem when it progresses into an eating disorder. 

9. Problems at work
When mental health issues lead to an inability to be productive at work, you may feel even more depressed. The additional stress of realizing you’re not doing your best or living up to expectations can quickly lead to more serious problems. 

10. Injury
If you have recently experienced trauma or are dealing with an old trauma that is resurfacing, you may want to try trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT has been found to be very effective in helping people overcome the negative thought patterns associated with their trauma. 

Grief and grieving is another common reason people seek therapy. There is no hard and fast rule as to how long a person needs to go through the grieving process or what that process should look like. But if your grief has spread and is now affecting your daily life, you may want to consider grief therapy. It is important to remember that grief is not always the result of death. People usually experience grief when they lose a job, a relationship, move to a different place, and more. Grief therapy centers around facing and dealing with the emotions associated with a loss of any kind.

Do you need therapy?

You don’t have to go through life feeling overwhelmed or full of anxiety. If you are experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, then the rational first step is to find out how severe your symptoms are in order to see if it is time to take the next step.

To the Root Counseling does everything to make online therapy available to as many people as possible. You can start flexible and affordable mental health treatment right away in a manner that is specific to you. Let us help you get To the Root of the issue so that you may live life to the fullest.

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