Chances are, you will benefit from counseling if one or more of the following items apply:
- One or more persistent problems are harming your quality of life and you don't know how to solve them
- You are functioning poorly at work, school, in your family, or in your personal life, for no apparent reason.
- You are persistently lonely and don't know what to do about it.
- You are obviously troubled by anxiety, depression, substance abuse, some other mental disorder
- You repeatedly behave in ways you regret
- You honestly feel willing to talk over your troubles in privacy with a supportive counselor
If one or more of the following items apply, you might not need counseling, or it might not be helpful to you:
- You are interested in counseling only because someone else thinks you need it
- You feel fine about your way of life and state of mind, even though others may disapprove
- You feel able to solve your own problems without help
- You hate the idea of talking over your troubles with a counselor