Why Should You See a Therapist? therapist in Bethesda MD

Intentionally seeking help from therapy can be a huge step. It is not only admitting that something in your life is not quite adding up, but that it has gotten to the point where things need to change. Seeing a therapist can be the first step in your healing process, and at the office Lindsey Hoskins & Associates, LLC we understand how important that first step is.

We know that each person who steps through our doors is unique and needs specialized care and attention. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be hard to make the decision to see a therapist and you can feel unsure if it is the right decision for you. For more information on reasons to seek help from a therapist, read on. If you have any additional questions or would like to set up your first appointment, please reach out to our Bethesda MD office today.

Clues That You Should Visit a Therapist

  1. You Have a Hard Time Controlling Your Emotions. Being emotional is not out of the ordinary and it does not always mean you need to see a therapist. However, if your emotions are different than they usually are — you have fits of uncontrollable crying or you can’t seem to calm down when you’re angry — it could be time to talk about getting back in control of your emotions with a Bethesda MD therapist.
  2. Medical Tests Don’t Explain Your Symptoms. If you have been to a doctor recently for various medical problems like stomach or intestinal pain, they might not be a result of an underlying physical condition at all. Often, we don’t realize how much power our brain actually has over our physical bodies, and if you are experiencing severe depression or stress, this could literally leave you feeling sick.
  3. You Need One Too Many Drinks to Feel Better. After a really rough day at work, no one can blame you for coming home to a glass of wine or a cold beer. Alcohol is a relaxant and thus can help you calm down after a long week. However, if you find that you often have hard days and frequently reach for a bottle of alcohol because nothing else will help, you’re developing a problem. Alcohol is a poor coping mechanism and can lead to serious physical and emotional harm.
  4. You Have Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks. Anxiety and panic attacks can control your life. If you know you are going into a situation that triggers an anxiety or panic attack, you might completely avoid the situation instead of dealing with the underlying problem. These are very real physical reactions to anxiety and panic, and it is a huge indicator that it is time to seek help.

Don’t Keep Waiting

If any of the above signs sound like something you have been dealing with, don’t wait any longer to get the help you need. The therapists at Lindsey Hoskins & Associates, LLC offer a helpful, non-judgmental environment to work through your problems to get you started on a track to a happier life. If you have any other questions or would like to set up your first appointment, call our office today to meet with a therapist in Bethesda MD.