Do I need counseling?

When a Person Might Seek Counseling

You may be feeling some or all of the following:

  • Depressed or withdrawn or hopeless.
  • You often feel isolated and lonely.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • You’re concerned about alcohol or drug use, or friends and family have expressed concern.
  • You’re experiencing unexplained fatigue or lack of motivation.
  • You’re thinking about hurting yourself or others.
  • You’re repetitively injuring yourself.
  • You feel fearful or anxious or angry.
  • You feel dissatisfaction with your job or school, or have persistent conflicts with co-workers or supervisors.
  • It’s difficult to find much pleasure.
  • You don’t enjoy the things you enjoyed in the past.
  • You’re crying a lot.
  • Relationships with your family, partners, or friends are strained and hurtful.
  • You’ve isolated yourself from family, partners, and friends.
  • It’s hard to keep a job, complete household tasks, or make progress toward goals.
  • You’re coping with a chronic illness.
  • Family secrets.
  • Coming out.
  • Gender identity and emergence.
  • Negotiating a changing, complex, or non-traditional family.