When to Seek Help
The social and emotional concerns that occasionally occur in everyone's life can bring about many questions and conflicts. Such concerns make it difficult for us to function as well and as effectively as we would like.
There are many different reasons why people seek professional help. Often, people would like to learn how to be more effective and satisfied with their lives, increase their personal awareness, explore a deeper sense of meaning in life, improve their self-esteem, or enhance communication within a relationship.
Additionally, therapy can help with painful experiences such as anxiety; depression; alcohol or other drug problems; loneliness; guilt; feelings of inadequacy; conflicts related to one's family, friends, roommates, romantic partners; grief and loss; disappointing academic and athletic performance; and current or past traumas - for example, rape, sexual assault or childhood abuse.