With good mental health you can handle day-to-day events and obstacles, work towards important goals, and function effectively in society. However, even minor mental health problems may affect everyday activities to the extent that you cannot function how you would like to within your family and community.
Act on your intuition. Chances are you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t feel you should seek help.
A Psychologist can help if:
- You often feel sad, struggle to find pleasure in life and find it hard to get motivated
- You are constantly worried, anxious and stressed and this interferes with your enjoyment of life
- You’re in a relationship that is suffering from a loss of trust, feelings of resentment, repeated arguments or a lack of intimacy
- You lack self confidence and/or self esteem and this stops you from doing the things you want
- Your life is ‘out-of-balance’
- You’re struggling being a parent and find it hard to deal with your child or teenager’s behaviour
- You feel stuck – have tried to make changes but can’t make any real or lasting progress.
Dr. Guess is available to provide effective treatment for a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, stress, grief and loss, as well as relationship and marriage problems.
Unsure about whether to take the next step and see a Psychologist?
For some, the decision to seek counseling is difficult. Acknowledging that there’s a problem, and arriving at the point where you are ready to talk about it, can take time. If you’re unsure about whether you should seek help consider this:
- You are not alone – emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal problems are very common. In fact, around one in five peopleexperience a mental health problem every year.
- Psychologists help all sorts of people with all sorts of problems, ranging from moderate to severe. Often people seek assistance from a psychologist when they are feeling depressed, stressed, anxious or are having difficulty coping with a particular issue or change in their life. At other times someone may want assistance achieving their goals or improving some aspect of their life such as work and relationships.
- Ignoring your problems is not a good solution – chances are they won’t ‘just go away’; in fact they often get worse and are harder to deal with the longer they go on.
- Don’t treat your mental wellbeing as a DIY project. When you have a problem, your mental health cannot be managed by telling yourself to “pull yourself together”, “pick yourself up and move on.” or to ‘just snap out of it’.
If you still feel you can manage it on your own and don’t believe you need professional help ask yourself this…. How long have you been doing it on your own? Why haven’t things changed? How much have you already lost? If it has been more than a few months then it is time to get help.
- Failure to deal with an issue may mean you risk losing important pieces of your life. Don’t cut yourself off from others or stop doing the things you enjoy and value. Don’t risk the breakdown of the relationships with the people closest to you. Don’t risk losing your job.
- Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. You should seek help if you have emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal problems as much as if you have a broken bone or sore throat.
- Getting help is the smart thing to do. Early Intervention can you help you avoid suffering unnecessarily and prevent more serious problems in the future.
Most problems are more common than you think and are treatable. Seeking help can get you back on track and live the life you want.
Give us a call at (419)630-5430.