While therapy may be more obviously helpful if you are struggling with mental health concerns, have experienced trauma, or are experiencing a sudden lapse in performance, counseling is intended to help all individuals live better. It’s important to know that wanting to improve, wanting more support, or simply feeling curious about the process are enough of a reason to start therapy. Reflect on the questions below to determine if you may benefit from seeing a therapist or sport psychologist.
1. Do you feel especially overwhelmed or stressed with current life events?
2. Does it feel difficult to share your current thoughts & feelings with friends, family, and/or loved ones?
3. Do you feel as though you’re lacking emotional support?
4. Have you exhausted other options to solve your current dilemma or provide relief to your current circumstances?
5. Have you noticed changes in your sleeping, eating, or attentional patterns?
6. Are you experiencing difficulties in your personal or professional relationships?
7. Are your current concerns interfering with your day-to-day life? Preventing you from achieving or performing the way you would like to be?
If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions, it may be especially beneficial for you to seek professional support.
We also want to note our deep understanding of how difficult it can be to begin therapy or see a mental health provider. It may be that your concern is rooted in shame in speaking about circumstances that bring pain, the fear of losing confidentiality, or the worry of the stigma that accompanies seeking mental health care. Maybe it feels difficult to ask for help. It may be that your concern is rooted in worry or anxiety about the financial burden that treatment can bring. Please do not hesitate to share your concerns about beginning therapeutic or consultative services with us and we will work to address your concerns and accommodate your needs.