Why and When Should I See a Therapist?
It’s not easy to make an appointment with a therapist. Sometimes in life we are faced with situations that make it hard to find answers or make decisions both on the personal and/ or professional level and people surrounding us are not always the best place to turn to or do not listen to us the way we need them to. A therapist is a person who will professionally listen to your problems whether current or more complex and accompany you while you solve the problems in these situations. Psychotherapy also helps you know yourself better and allows you to extend your resources.
Everybody needs to meet a person who would help them progress in life and better understand it, at one point in their lives. Meeting a serious and qualified professional may be necessary in moments such as these.
There are no good or bad reasons to see a therapist.
The reasons for which one may seek a therapist’s help and therefore receive psychological endorsement are diverse. The people who come into a therapist’s cabinet usually do not feel well and sometimes feel like they are facing an obstacle that stops them from progressing in the right direction.
The most frequent reasons why adults come in to therapist’s cabinet:
Personal difficulties: relationship, family, couple and professional troubles.
A hardship: therapists can be helped to overcome difficult periods of their lives (mourning, sickness, losing a job, separations)
A better knowledge of oneself and personal development
Here are more detailed reasons for which a person may go see a therapist:
Depression and depressive states (withdrawal, lack of energy, dark suicidal thoughts, sadness…)
Mourning and separation
Relationship or love-life relationships and being single
Couple difficulties, break-ups and divorces
Physical or psychological violence in a couple, mistreatments
Anxiety, panic attacks
Tragedy-linked Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Parental difficulties, parental guidance
Nutritional disorders (anorexia, bulimia…)
Pregnancy-related difficulties (Post-Partum depression…)
Maternity difficulties (infertility, miscarriages, perinatal bereavement…)
Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling…)
Difficulties at work (overwork, burnout, physical and sexual harassment, difficulty in imposing limits, fatigue, periods of unemployment, professional reorientation…)
Obsessive compulsive disorder, phobia
Lack of confidence
Questions about a person’s present and future
The therapist welcomes you in a non-judgmental and reassuring environment.
The most frequent reasons why teenagers come in to therapist’s cabinet:
The child faces somatic problems with no organic cause such as agitation, aggressiveness, inhibition…
Parental guidance to help manage the aggressiveness, the fears, anxiety and phobia…
The need for a professional to help explain or give advice on how to speak of illness, death, a family secret, separation…
The teenager’s need for a space where he is heard or supported: announcing a disability, an illness, a problem in the family…