Here are some more examples of times in your life when it would be good to see a therapist
When You Want To Improve Your Marriage Or Relationship
A marriage or relationship doesn't need to be in serious trouble to benefit from Relationship Counselling, for one or both partners. You might be generally happy, but have a recurring argument with your partner, or have trouble negotiating some aspect of your life together. Whatever the issue a therapist can help you improve your relationship.
When Depression Starts To Feel Overwhelming
Depression can sneak up on you, getting gradually worse until one day you simply don't want to get out of bed, shower, eat or talk. Ironically, that's when a therapist can be most helpful, by teaching you to reframe your negative thoughts and feelings and see them for what they are: symptoms of something that can benefit from talking to a therapist.
When You've Undergone A Big Or Difficult Life Change
Change is hard, even when it's positive, like a job promotion or the arrival of a longed-for new baby. Some people are great at coping with change; others not so much. Regular, focused therapy can be a great way to improve your ability to roll with change, because it's just going to keep happening. A therapist can help you to learn new coping mechanisms to deal with change.
When You Want To Forgive Someone Or Let Go Of A Grudge
Holding onto anger or frustration about a past conflict or difficult relationship can be hard on your emotional health. If you need to deal with those feelings but you aren't sure how, a therapist can help you resolve the lingering feelings (with or without actually repairing the relationship with the other person) so you can move forward.
When You've Experienced A Trauma
After experiencing a trauma (a threat to your life or to your mental or physical health that overwhelms your coping ability) you may need therapy to deal with any psychological after-effects. It's important to get help as soon as possible after the event, to avoid developing secondary issues. Seek out a therapist who is trained to deal specifically with trauma.
When You Feel Sick All The Time But The Doctor Can't Find Anything Wrong
Anxiety activates the body's stress response, and constant anxiety puts your body on high alert all the time, which can cause symptoms like fainting, sweating, dizziness and upset stomach. If you feel ill all the time, seeing a therapist to manage excessive anxiety might help to alleviate those other symptoms as well.