Is Therapy Right for You?
Many people hesitate to consider therapy because they aren't sure if it's appropriate for them. Some people worry that their problems aren't "serious" enough to warrant professional help, while others fear that their challenges are simply too big and, therefore, immune to the positive effects of therapy.
Here are some things to think about when wondering if therapy might be right for you:
  • Do you find that you're feeling sad, guilty, angry, and/or hopeless more often than you're feeling okay?
  • Do you worry constantly or have difficulty warding off feelings of anxiety (about particular things or just a general feeling of uneasiness)?
  • Do you have difficulty concentrating or sustaining attention for reasonable periods of time?
  • Do you struggle to maintain satisfying personal and/or professional relationships?
  • Do you struggle with body image and self-esteem and have a complicated relationship with food?
  • Are you having difficulty coping, either with a particular loss or with life in general?
  • Are you anticipating or in the midst of a transition (for example, from high school to college, from married adults to parenthood)?
  • Do you avoid social situations or have difficulty interacting comfortably with others?
  • Do you struggle to succeed at work or in school and wonder why?
  • Do you feel like no one truly knows or understands you?
I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families to address these and other issues. If you feel like therapy is something you would like to consider, please call me at (516) 932-0480 to schedule an appointment.