San Francisco Psychotherapy and Counseling

How Do I Know If I Could Benefit From Psychotherapy?

This is a very personal decision to make. Below are some guidelines to help in considering whether you might find therapy helpful:

  • You have trouble making or keeping satisfying relationships, and you want to understand the patterns that underlie this difficulty
  • You realize that an emotional issue has been causing stress for a long time
  • You feel depressed, anxious, fearful, agitated, or have trouble managing your anger
  • You recognize behavior that seems self-defeating, out of control, addictive, self-destructive, or attempt to manage your feeling with food, alcohol or drugs
  • You are frequently distressed by traumatic memories
  • You have trouble obtaining or keeping a satisfying job, or your behavior keeps you from advancing in your career
  • You find that you need more support than is available in your everyday life
  • You have difficulty separating your feelings from the feelings of others
  • You want to learn to stand up for yourself.
  • You have questions about your sexuality or sexual identity
  • You feel challenged as a parent
  • You have difficulty expressing your feelings, or even knowing what you feel

If you are experiencing any of the above issues, it may be helpful to pursue seeing a professional therapist to help you.