How to Know if You Need to See a Therapist?

I’m a licensed professional therapist in private practice and would like to provide you with my opinion on how to know if you need to see a therapist. 

Many things can bring you to a therapist such as the loss of a family member, relationship issues, an identity crisis, the inability to manage your anxiety, and a desperate desire to feel heard and be seen.  If you are feeling alone or helpless, talking to someone may help you feel more understood and it can help you reconnect with your purpose. 

If you struggle to express your feelings, therapy can help you become more comfortable in that space with others. It can help you understand other people’s experiences and behaviors better. 

If you have been abused or neglected, it can help you learn about healthy boundaries. You can practice feeling safe revealing parts of you that you may have never shared with anyone else before. 

If you struggle with self-confidence and self-worth, therapy can help you find comfort in yourself. It can help you work through insecure attachment styles and develop a world where you feel like you can trust your ability to make good decisions.

There’s never a wrong time to see a therapist. No matter where you are in your life, there’s always something you can improve on. We’re always faced with challenges and it’s valuable to have someone with a non-bias opinion with whom you can bounce back and forth ideas, thoughts, and feelings. This person has no personal agenda other than to help you learn more about yourself. 

Information about me:

Kasia Ciszewski, LPC, M.Ed.

I’m a mental health therapist in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina. I specialize in anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, and life transitions.

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Kasia is a licensed counselor servicing the Charleston & Mount Pleasant area. She helps individuals heal, better understand their emotions, energize & become more aware of their inner strength. She specializes in helping teens, adults, and seniors and has been able to regularly achieve impressive results for her clients throughout South Carolina. Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - Linkedin

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