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Is Therapy for Me?

Updated: Mar 15, 2023

Considering whether individual, couple or family therapy is the right choice for you? You’re not alone. Seeking help from a mental health expert is something many people consider during the most challenging parts of our lives.

Heart Space Counseling Center is here to help you through this challenging time to decide if therapy is right for you!

The American Psychological Association suggests you consider a time to see a therapist when something causes distress and interferes with some part of life, particularly when:

1) Thinking about or coping with the issue takes up at least an hour each day

2) The issue causes embarrassment or makes you want to avoid others

3) The issue has caused your quality of life to decrease

4) The issue has negatively affected school, work, or relationships

5) You’ve made changes in your life or developed habits to cope with the issue

Psychotherapy can assist individuals in learning more about themselves and how to improve their situation. The goal is to create changes that develop healthy behavior, whether it's improving relationships, expressing emotions better, doing better at home or work, or creating a more positive outlook.

Therapy can help improve symptoms of many mental health issues. In therapy, we learn to cope with symptoms that may not respond to treatment right away. Research shows the benefits of therapy last longer than medication alone. Medication can reduce some symptoms of mental health conditions, but therapy teaches people skills to address many symptoms on their own. These skills last after therapy ends, and symptoms may continue to improve with check-ins with your therapist.

Even if you aren’t sure you want to commit to therapy, Heart Space therapists offer a free first session or phone consultation to talk through what you’re dealing with.

Contact Heart Space Counseling Center today!

(720) 515-9103

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