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Is Therapy Right for Me?


Therapy can help you work through many different problems you may be having.

In a fast-paced society, people are juggling more and more unrealistic demands on their time and energy. From balancing a 40-hour work week to raising a family or having a social life, life can get complicated and overwhelming very quickly. These daily stressors can cause physical ailments, like headaches and digestive problems, and psychological issues including irritability, anxiety, and depression. While many people have found stress relief from exercise and yoga, for others therapy has helped them regain a sense of control in their lives. So how do you know if you need to seek out the therapists at Family Service Foundation? There are some signs you should look out for.

Feeling Sad and Unmotivated

Everyone has feelings of sadness in their lives. But when you experience sadness, hopelessness, decreased energy, irritability, feeling that the world would be “better off without me,” no longer experiencing pleasure in favorite activities, and feel overwhelmed by the world around you, it is time to seek help. These are just some of the signs of depression. For some, talking to a licensed therapist about their feels will help them work through their depression.

Excessive Worry

If you are feeling as though your anxiety is interfering with your life, it may be time to seek help. Anxiety can contribute to digestive issues and insomnia that ruins your sleep. But seeking help could help alleviate your worries.

Suffered a Trauma and Can’t Stop Thinking About It

The agony of a death in the family, a breakup, or a job loss can be enough to break down even the strongest person. Grief from any type of loss can lead to impaired daily functioning and withdraw from groups like friends and family. On the other hand, some people respond to the loss with a more manic approach and become hyper-engaged in their groups or in quiet activities like sleeping. These feelings rarely go away on their own but can be talked about with a therapist.

Using a Substance to Cope

While drinking has become part of our culture, if you find yourself drinking alone or “needing” a drink after work, it could mean you have a problem. Thinking about drinking or doing drugs could be a sign that you’re hoping to numb your feelings. But these substances aren’t just drugs and alcohol, people often use food as a way of coping with feelings. They use food as something they can have control over in an otherwise uncontrollable world. Overeating or not eating at all could be a sign that the person is under immense stress and should seek help.


People struggling with stress and mental health problems often find themselves preoccupied. You may be feeling disconnected from your job and unable to concentrate on any activities. This disconnection could lead to poor reviews from your boss or even accidents that could have been prevented with your full attention. If you feel preoccupied, it may be time to seek help. These are just some of the signs that you could benefit from therapy. If nothing else is working to relieve your stress, you should seek out help from Family Services Foundation's therapy services today!

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Family Service Foundation, Inc. has been serving the greater Maryland area since 1936. This nonprofit organization helps Maryland residents across a span of different areas such as mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse, and provides interpretation for deaf and deaf-blind individuals. To learn more about autism spectrum disorder or developmental disabilitiesvisit here. Do you “Follow” and “Like?” Be sure to stay active on our official pages on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest today!