It's strange for me to think there was once a time in my life when I was resistant to going to therapy. I used to scoff at the very notion of lying back on the ol' therapist couch. But after being in therapy for a few years now, it's so clear to me how beneficial it really is, and it's pretty shocking that it took me so long to realize that. I guess, in the past, I just didn't know what it was I needed. Then again, when is the right time to see a therapist, exactly? How are you supposed to know?
Like most things, the decision to start going to therapy is kind of different for everyone. Whether you're thinking about it because you've been going through something really difficult lately, or because you simply need a sounding board for some changes you're thinking about making in your life, seeing a therapist can be incredibly beneficial for anyone, for a whole host of reasons.
Elite Daily spoke with a few therapists and mental health professionals who can help you understand how to know when the right time is to see a therapist, and why it'll benefit you in the long-term. Here are a few signs that it's time to give it a shot.