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WHEN TO SEEK HELP

Below are just some of the reasons people seek help from counseling. If you recognize yourself in any of these, it may be time to reach out for some assistance.

Addictive Behaviors:    alcohol and/or drug abuse, sexual compulsion, workaholism, gambling, co-dependence.

 

Emotional Problems:    grief, depression, excessive anger or jealousy, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

Relationship Problems:    difficulty finding and/or maintaining a healthy relationship; history of unhealthy or abusive relationships; difficulties in getting along with friends, co-workers or partners; divorce or separation.

Stress:    major life transitions, job "burnout", general life overload.

Low Self-Esteem:    feelings of insecurity; shyness; worthlessness, or unhappiness with physical appearance.


Eating Disorders:    episodes of binging and purging; compulsive overeating; withholding food.


Depression:    depressed mood; loss of pleasure in normally pleasurable activities; trouble sleeping; lack of motivation; inability to concentrate; negative thinking.


Sexual Abuse:    childhood sexual abuse, rape, date-rape, sexual harassment.


Trauma:    current or childhood physical, emotional or psychological abuse; victim of crime; accident victims.

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