Life is complex and we can all sometimes find ourselves feeling trapped, confused, or overwhelmed by change. These situations can be difficult to resolve alone. Well-meaning advice from friends or family can be biased or unhelpful, so it can be beneficial to seek professional advice. Just as you would pay a dentist to fix your teeth, or a doctor for a physical health issue, seeking the support of a psychologist can enable you to work through a difficult situation and find effective solutions. Here are some examples:
Regardless of your reason for engaging in therapy, it is important to make sure you are seeing someone you feel comfortable with, can trust, and can build a good rapport with. If you have any reservations, say so. A good psychologist will understand and be able to provide you with some alternative options.