Post # 1
I’ve seen so many posters recommend therapy/counselling but how many actually use them?
Lately I’ve been thinking about going to see a therapist but I don’t have any pressing concerns or issues to address. I’m not sure what I’m looking for but maybe it could help me ‘improve’ myself. I still struggle with communication sometimes so maybe that’s where I’d start.
Do you see therapists just because? Or only to get through tough situations or feelings?
Post # 2
Therapy is great! I’ve gone tons through out different periods in my life, seriously recommend!
Post # 3
I see a psychologist every so often for help coping with mild depression which she first figured out was a symptom of undiagnosed ADHD. I’m very off and on with it because for the most part I have the tools and knowledge I need to cope successfully in my day to day life, but when I feel myself begin to spiral or I get overwhelmed I make an appointment and I see her once a week for a bit til I feel back on track.
Post # 4
milksteak : I go to therapy and I recommend it to everyone who feels they would benefit from it! After all, our mental health is just as important as any other aspect of health! Some things to keep in mind:
-it can take time to find a therapist you click with and feel comfortable with
-make sure they accept your insurance!
-there are many different types of therapy, such as traditional psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Different types help different people.
Post # 5
I think that anyone can benefit from therapy, but you do have to go in with an idea of what you’d like to achieve. You need to have some kind of goal (I want to learn how to manage my emotions better, or I want to figure out why I feel certain ways or react in a certain way, etc).
Post # 6
I’ve actually found I make the most progress in therapy when my mood is stable. When I’m really depressed or really high, it becomes crisis management and I don’t learn much which is useful long term. I think going when you’re doing well means you can get a lot out of sessions and learn strategies which will set you up going forward.