When to get Psychological Therapy.

When to see a psychologist

We all experience periods of stress, anxiety, grief, conflict, and other forms of emotional distress during our lives. Most of the time, we're able to bounce back. Sometimes, we might need a little extra help to do so.
Maybe you're feeling low or empty and are unable to "snap out of it". Or maybe you're noticing certain negative patterns in your lifestyle that you can't seem to break. Sometimes the signs of mental or emotional distress are obvious. But at other times, they are harder to pinpoint. While you can see a psychologist at any time, there are some definitive signs that you should consider seeking psychological help:

  1. You aren't performing as effectively at work or school.
  2. You're using alcohol, substances, risk taking, gambling or sex to cope.
  3. You're experiencing changes or disruptions in sleep or appetite.
  4. You're struggling to build and maintain relationships.
  5. You've experienced trauma and can’t seem to stop thinking about it.
  6. You no longer enjoy activities you typically did.
  7. You are feeling suicidal or wanting to harm yourself or others.
  8. You're grieving.
  9. Your physical health has taken a hit.
  10. You want to improve yourself but don't know where to start.

I think I need to see a psychologist. Now what?

​Mindstate Psychology has a team of highly experienced psychologists, some of whom are involved in the leading edge of research and therapy. You can find out more about our team or talk to one of our lovely administrative staff who can help you book an appointment. You might also like to read more about what a clinical psychologist is, or how to get started at Mindstate Psychology.

Regardless of what you chose to do, remember that there is always hope. There are options available to move forward, all you need to do is reach out. If you need to talk to someone now, lifeline is available 24/7 on 13 11 14.

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