8 signs you should see a therapist (and there's nothing wrong with that)

Therapy is important for people who have strayed off-track.

Behavioural psychologist Dr Helgo Schomer advises that seeking psychological help is not a weakness.

Seeking help is not a bad idea. Go in order to make things come back to flow.

Dr Helgo Schomer, behavioural psychologist

Schomer says people should always have a support system in place, aside from professional help.

He says therapy is important to reach clarity and self-awareness.

These are 8 signs that you may need therapy, according to Dr Schomer:

  • when you've suffered trauma and are unable to stop thinking about it
  • when your feeling are extreme or intense
  • if you experience reoccurring headaches, stomach aches and a low immune system
  • if you are using a substance to numb yourself or as a coping mechanism
  • if you are getting negative feedback from those around you
  • if you're feeling disconnected from activities you previously enjoyed
  • if your relationships are constantly strained
  • when the one's close to you tell you 'you need help'

Take a listen to Dr Schomer's expert advice and listeners share their stories:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 8 signs you should see a therapist (and there's nothing wrong with that)


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