Apple Psychological
(917)-526-0766 | 200 S Service Rd Suite 108 & 110A Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 | Boca Medical Plaza 7100 West Camino Real Suite 404 Boca Raton, FL 33433

HOW DO I KNOW IF THERAPY IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?Choosing to seek professional help can seem like a daunting decision. Luckily, we live in a world where mental health is starting to be recognized as a priority. Therapy is a resource that has the potential to guide you and support you on a journey of personal growth. When deciding if therapy is the right fit for you, there are many things to consider.

Understanding the importance of mental well-being is crucial. It is easy to get caught up in the busyness of everyday life and forget to reflect on your emotional state. In order to properly function and lead a fulfilling life, you must prioritize yourself and your mental improvement. Mental well-being fosters resilience, allows you to think clearly, and even enhances your physical health. When your mental state is good, you are better equipped to deal with life’s daily stressors without feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Prioritizing mental health may look different for everyone and some may need more help than others.

Deciding to begin the journey of mental health improvement is not easy. One may ask themselves, when is the right time to begin therapy? How can I tell if I need therapy? There is no “wrong” time to start therapy. Everyone can benefit from speaking to someone about their feelings.

 

 

However, some indicators may appear as a sign for you to start looking into therapy options:
1. Persistent overwhelming feelings:
a. If you constantly find yourself overwhelmed by stress and you find yourself unable to cope with them on your own. This may impact your optimal functioning and mental well-being.

2. Emotional distress:
     a. If you experience long periods of emotional distress, whether it be related to a specific event or an amalgamation of different matters. This may be impacting your ability to feel happiness or focus on positive aspects of life.

3. Major life transitions:
a. If you find yourself going through a major life change, whether that be the college transition, a breakup, a career change, etc. Sometimes these transitions are hard to navigate alone and it may be beneficial to have someone help guide you.

4. A feeling of hopelessness:
a. If you find yourself feeling stuck, helpless, or lacking motivation, this may be a sign of depression. You should speak to a therapist who can provide guidance and support to you. They may help alleviate these thoughts and aid you in finding a purpose, where you feel that there is none.

These are just some of the indications that it may be time to find a therapist. Many other things can serve as a sign for you to seek professional help and although you may not be experiencing severe symptoms, it is still beneficial to talk to an unbiased professional.

Therapy requires one to self-reflect, confront deep emotions, and express vulnerability and desire for personal growth. Being open to therapy is being open to learning from someone else’s perspective and possibly looking at life through an unfamiliar lens. The thought of embracing vulnerability with a person, let alone a stranger can be scary for some. However, allowing yourself to be open and honest with someone who will offer non judgemental, objective insights, can be extremely freeing. Therapy allows you to explore yourself in a new way and reflect on your feelings and behaviors.

Apple Psychological offers many services and resources for individuals who may want to start on their therapy journey. Prioritizing mental health should be a life requirement. Therapy can lead to significant development on the path to a healthier, happier, and more positive life.

Are you ready to start on your therapy journey, or want to learn more about our practice? Reach out to our team at: (917) 526-0766 or book a FREE consultation call.
An experienced therapist specializing in Adult Counseling can help.