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Who needs therapy? Part 3

Is psychotherapy appropriate for my issues? 

  • Do you feel overwhelmed, helplessness or hopeless? 

  • Have everyday tasks become difficult to manage? 

  • Are your actions harmful to yourself or others? 

  • Do flashbacks and painful memories intrude on your thoughts?

  • Are you often unhappy or do you experience distressing symptoms? 

  • Do you feel concerned about some of your thoughts or behaviours? 

  • Are feelings of shame, guilt, worry or panic a regular feature in your life?

  • Does your sense of worth depend on how pleased people are with you?

  • Have friends or family expressed concern or suggested that you talk to someone?

  • Do you face repetitive problems, particularly in your relationships?

  • Are you troubled by thoughts of past difficulties and bad experiences?

  • Is your home, work, social or recreational life suffering?

  • Do you feel less connected or able to cope?

  • Are you confused by how others behave?

  • Do things feel too intense?

  • Can obsessive thought or compulsive actions disrupt your flow?

  • Do things feel dead and empty?

  • Have you stopped enjoying the things that you used to?

  • Are you your worst critic?

  • Is food or eating a problem?

  • Are you repeatedly unhappy in relationships? 

  • Do sexual thoughts trouble you?

  • Have you noticed changes in your sleep, appetite, thought speed or interest in life?

  • Do you use alcohol, food or drugs to feel better?

  • Can anger, panic, anxiety, frustration or sadness get the better of you?

  • Are you unsatisfied with sex?

  • Would you say that most of your relationships are superficial? 

  • Do you pull away from others?

  • Are you afraid to trust?

  • Is your life ruled by rituals or do you find change difficult?

  • Have you tried solving these difficulties on your own?



Source : https://www.therapyroute.com/who-needs-therapy

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