Therapy can help people of all ages, from children that get support for dealing with divorce to parents going through adult therapy to address marital problems. Although many types of therapy help address mental and emotional struggles, seven reasons for therapy stand out as the most frequently implemented types of therapy
Addiction develops when someone abuses a substance to cope with one or more problems. A therapist is instrumental in providing support for an addict, as well as the immediate family members that have to cope with living with a loved one who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The key is to identify the root cause of addiction, such as stress, depression, or a traumatic childhood experience.
Stress and Anxiety
Most of us experience stress and anxiety under specific circumstances. Think first date, performance review, and a public speaking event. A therapist helps you identify the source that triggers acute stress and anxiety before providing tips on how to manage the symptoms that have a negative impact on personal and professional relationships.
Depression represents one of the most common and serious mental health concerns addressed by certified therapists. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), more than 17 million adults experienced at least one depression event in 2017. Overwhelming feelings of guilt, helplessness, and hopelessness define the most common symptoms of depression.
The loss of a loved one can produce negative mental health consequences that last a lifetime. Speaking with a therapist about how you feel can help you discover closure. Grief is also a feeling that develops for reasons other than mourning the death of a loved one.
Fear is like a heavy cinder block that prevents you from moving forward. The problem with fear is that most people that suffer from it avoid taking steps to mitigate the symptoms. Even the seemingly most minor fears can cause debilitating issues that negatively impact your life.
Relationships, especially romantic ones, have a powerful influence on how we feel. When a relationship starts to deteriorate, we tend to feel anxious and at times angry. Couples therapy can help two partners confront the reasons why a relationship has taken a turn for the worse.
Military veterans, members of law enforcement, and victims of violent crime all are vulnerable to developing symptoms that result from experiencing a traumatic event. Going through a traumatic event can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can cause intense flashbacks and emotional distress symptoms.