signs you need therapy

Eight Signs You Need Therapy That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Unfortunately, many people neglect their mental health. They wait so long to get help that by the time they come for a counseling service in Tucson, it takes them a long time to parse through their mental health issues.

Don’t neglect your mental health. Let’s look at the eight signs you need therapy and should consider mental health treatment from In Balance Counseling.

1. You’re Consistently Overwhelmed

Being overwhelmed is the worst. As mental health conditions go, it’s challenging to overcome because it feels like you’re fighting a losing battle, negatively impacting your long-term health. However, you don’t have to go through it alone!

2. Your Anxiety Is Taking Over

Whether you’re overwhelmed or not, anxiety feels like you’re constantly drowning and can’t come up for air. It creates intrusive thoughts that undermine your confidence and cause you to worry about every little thing you do. Fortunately, behavioral therapy can help!

3. You’ve Stopped Caring About Things

One of the first signs of clinical depression is apathy. Research shows that therapy and routine counseling can help treat the symptoms of clinical depression. It is crucial to seek out help before the depression worsens.

4. You’re Eating Habits Have Changed

Overeating and undereating are both serious health concerns that can cause lasting damage to your mental and physical health. A change in eating habits could be symptomatic of a more significant mental health issue. Therapy is the best way to find the underlying cause.

5. Your Sleeping Habits Have Changed

Like food, sleep is vital for your health. Loss of sleep usually comes from stress, anxiety, or depression; however, excessive sleep is also a sign of depression.

One of the most prominent signs you need therapy is constantly sleeping late or refusing to get out of bed in the morning.

6. You Experienced Major Trauma

If you lost an influential family member or recently experienced another traumatic event, you need to find some way to express that discomfort. Bottling it up is the worst thing you can do for your health. Grieving is healthy as long as you do it the right way and in the company of others.

7. Your Social Life Has Dwindled

Self-isolation is a significant health concern for mental health professionals. People are naturally social, so isolating yourself is a cause for concern. Find someone with whom you can have healthy conversations, and consider scheduling a therapy session.

8. You’re Coping by Using Substances

Many people try to dull their feelings with alcohol or drugs. However, the pain never disappears, and the drugs or alcohol eventually stop working. 

If you’re going through something, don’t try to do it alone. It’s better for you to share your problems with another person because it makes them easier to bear. No matter what types of therapy you need, we are here to help you!

If any of these signs you need therapy apply to you, please call the mental health professionals of In Balance Counselling at (520) 722-9631. You can set an appointment to learn more about our intensive outpatient program and get the help you need.

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