Knowing whether or not therapy is right for you can be a difficult decision to make. One, it can be difficult to be willing to open up to someone, a vital part of the healing process. Two, and perhaps more importantly, the stigma that often comes with receiving mental health treatments. 

And, of course, there are also the costs that come with receiving treatment.

As Colorado Springs’ trusted counseling center, we’ve helped countless people get the help they need to overcome mental health issues and put them on the path to a more complete, happier life.

If you aren’t sure whether or not your issues warrant reaching out to a trained psychotherapist or counselor, read today’s blog post from LifeStance Health to learn more.

Should I See A Therapist?

While there are a wide-range of reasons that would make someone a good candidate for therapy, here are some helpful guidelines that can help you decide whether or not you should take the next step.

You are preoccupied with thoughts about your issue 

If you are thinking about your issue for an hour or more a day, it may be time to seek professional help. Dwelling on your issue for such an extended amount of time may be taking attention away from other things that desperately need your attention. 

On top of that, it’s mentally taxing to devote all your energy to any one thing, but especially something that’s causing you distress.

You are tempted to be a recluse

Shutting yourself off from the friends and family members who care about you can be a means of spiraling even further. If your issue is causing you to be embarrassed about how you are and leaves you wanting to shut yourself off from the rest of the world, it might be time to seek professional help.

Your quality of life is steadily (or rapidly) decreasing 

One of the biggest signs you may be ready for therapy is when your personal life is affected by the issue you’re struggling with. Experiencing poor performance at work or school, or having your relationships crumble around you, is a strong indicator you might need professional help.

Are You Ready To Get The Help You Need?

After giving it some thought, you may come to the conclusion that a change in lifestyle, support from your family and friends, or even time can help you come to terms with what you’re struggling with.

However, if you decide therapy is the best option for you, LifeStance Health offers a variety of psychotherapy services, including court-mandated cognitive skills training, substance use disorder therapy, and even equestrian therapy. Our team of trained and experienced therapists offer no judgement and have a 100% commitment to your privacy.

We can be reached via phone at the number listed at the top of this page. You can also fill out our online contact form and a member of our team will reach out to you as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to ask about the insurance we accept or our sliding scale fees that make getting therapy more affordable and accessible.