When to Seek Help From a Therapist

When to Seek Help From a Therapist

Seek Help From a Therapist

Seek Help From a Therapist

Part of the reason I blog is to provide information to the general public about mental health concerns.  One of the most common questions I get from people is about scheduling an appointment with a therapist and  when to seek help from a therapist.  I’ve decided to dedicate a post about times in your life it might be a good idea for you to find a therapist to talk to.

You might want to schedule an appointment with a therapist if….

  1. If your feelings are leading you to think about harming yourself or anyone else
  2. If you can’t function in an area of your life
  3. If your friends and family have tried to help but they can’t
  4. If you’ve gone to a therapist before and liked the process but didn’t click with the therapist
  5. If you want to go on a path of journey and self-discovery
  6. If you and your significant other are fighting on a regular basis and you need a neutral party
  7. If you are feeling depressed and anxious and want techniques to help you resolve them
  8. If you want a better life for yourself but are unsure the steps you can take in order to achieve it
  9. If you are curious about the process and want to learn more about yourself and others
  10. If you find yourself really connecting with a therapist you met or have been following on social media

Here are five places you can look for a therapist local to you:

  1. Psychology Today
  2. Referrals from your insurance company
  3. Google search “Find a therapist near me”
  4. Ask a trusted friend, doctor or colleague for a referral
  5. Ask me for a referral!

Seeing a therapist is an important step in your life.  Therapy can change your life.  To schedule your first session, call our office at 954-378-5381.


Amanda Landry, LMHC, CAP decided to become a therapist while attending Nova Southeastern University. She saw the need to help people achieve the life they wanted to live, while creating a life of her own. She completed her master’s in Mental Health Counseling and started a career in the juvenile justice arena. Since then, she has started a private practice in Pembroke Pines, Florida, specializing in depression, anxiety relationship issues, and substance abuse. Amanda is a believer in holistic treatment and she practices veganism, meditation and yoga in her life. Find out more about her practice here. For a free 15-minute consultation, call or text Amanda at 954-378-5381 or email her at amanda@amandapattersonlmhc.com.


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