First, try not to think about it as “needing” therapy. A better question is, “How do I know if I can benefit from therapy?” And the answer is that you probably can no matter who you are. There is a myth that you need to be in certain life circumstances to go to therapy.  The truth is, that’s simply not true.  Most people can benefit from therapy, and therapy can be way more helpful than many people realize.

Some examples of reasons to go to therapy:

  • You need a place to practice setting boundaries and being more assertive in your relationships
  • You are feeling burnt out or unhappy at your job and you want to know how to cope
  • You want to talk about something that happened in your past
  • You are feeling more emotional than usual and having a difficult time managing
  • You want to improve your self-awareness and gain insight into why you do and feel the things you do
  • You want to learn relaxation and/or mindfulness exercises
  • You have a goal you want to achieve and need some motivation or accountability
  • You want to create a better work-life balance and build in more self-care
  • Or, you might not know exactly why, but feel like it would help to just talk to someone who will supportively listen