Gone the days when there was an unnecessary stigma around therapy that only ‘mentally disturbed’ people need to see a psychologist. Like any other organ, your mind too needs a regular checkup and therapy ensures that mental wellbeing.
I personally went through a really hard series of events this year and the pandemic wasn’t merciful either. I spoke to my friends about it and one of them suggested to me, someone she knew and happens to be a licensed Psychologist in Karachi. Needless to say, I am doing much better in almost every aspect of my life.
8 Reasons To See A Psychologist
After going regularly I learned that there are a number of reasons why one should seek therapy and there is absolutely no shame in doing so. Some of them are:
Because You Are Grieving
No matter how many times you listen to phrases like: “death is inevitable”, “loss is a part of life”, “it will get better with time”, etc., it does not make your pain fade away. Grieving is healthy and normal. However, it can leave you in a really bad place where you might feel helpless. In that case, you need to see a psychologist.
Because You Feel ‘Lost’ And ‘Empty’
Sometimes you can’t quite comprehend what is wrong around you. Your life seems to be chaotic and might feel like you do not belong to the place you are in. You might have lost interest in things around you too. In that case, It is time to seek therapy to reconnect with life once again.
Because You Are Facing Issues In Your Relationships
Whether it is about your personal relationships or professional, it is never a smooth ride. But sometimes you see yourself prey to repetitive patterns that are taking a toll on your mind. In that case, it is important to seek therapy and understand that there might be a deep-rooted trauma that is affecting your choices. And sometimes you need an objective viewpoint because you are confused about a certain situatio
Whether it is a big event in your career, or family decision, or relationships, feeling overwhelmed is completely natural. Seeing a psychologist might help you adjust and adapt to these new changes better.
Because You Have Addictions And Unhealthy Habits
Sleeping disorder, eating disorder, substance abuse, and lifestyle choices that are self-harming might be related to stress mismanagement. To break these patterns you might need help because it can be a vicious cycle.
Because There Is An Unresolved Trauma
You might be ignoring that event or series of events that gave you a lot of pain but you did not know how to deal with it back then. But now it has become deep-rooted insecurity because of that experience and now it alters all of your life choices, chances are facing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You should seek therapy and resolve the trauma before it does any more damage.
Because You Need Performance Enhancement
A great way to ace through life is to have clarity in what you want and how are you going to achieve it. By taking the negative emotions out and feeding yourself with positive energy can work wonders for your personal goals and aspirations.
Because You Lack In Confidence
Lack of confidence can really affect your growth and are often a side effect of some deep-rooted trauma. Therapy is a great way to enhance your self-esteem
Psychologist Vs. Psychiatrist: What Is Right For You
A psychiatrist is a doctor who can prescribe you drugs to treat mental health disorders while a psychologist is a trained therapist who cannot prescribe drugs but can treat you by talking. While in some really severe cases, where immediate cure is necessary, you can seek help through medication. But it is not a permanent solution as it can give you relief but cannot alter your thoughts. And that is when psychologists come into the picture. They can help you break the toxic cycle so that you do not go back to the same patterns. Psychologists combine talk therapy with a biofeedback system to teach patients to self regulate themselves. A psychologist can help you break the destructive patterns by therapy.