When Should You Seek Therapy or Consult a Counselor?

Mental health therapistShould You Seek Therapy?

Most of us experience times when we need help to deal with problems and issues that cause us emotional distress. When you are having a problem or dilemma that is making you feel overwhelmed, you may benefit from the assistance of an experienced, trained professional. Professional counselors and therapists in Houston offer the caring, expert assistance that people need during stressful times.

There are many types of mental health providers to choose from. The most important thing is to select a licensed professional who has the appropriate training and qualifications to help a person with your specific issues. You should also choose someone with whom you feel comfortable enough to speak freely and openly. At Eddins Counseling Group our therapists are licensed professional counselors.

Reasons for Seeking Counseling or Therapy

People seek the assistance of mental health professional for many different reasons. These are some of the most common.

  1. You feel unhappy most of the time.
  2. You worry all the time and are unable to find the solutions to your problems.
  3. You feel extremely sad and helpless.
  4. You feel nervous, anxious, and worried most of the time.
  5. You have panic attacks.
  6. You have a hard time concentrating.
  7. Your emotional state is affection your daily life: your sleep, eating habits, job, and relationships.
  8. You are having a hard time functioning from day to day. Your emotional state is affecting your performance at work or school.
  9. Your behavior is harmful to yourself or others.
  10. You are feeling impatient and angry with someone you are taking care of.
  11. You are having problems with your family members or in other important relationships.
  12. You or someone you care bout has problems with substance abuse or other addictions.
  13. You are the victim of sexual abuse or domestic violence.
  14. You have an eating disorder.
  15. You are having trouble getting over the death of someone you loved.
  16. You or someone you love has a serious illness and you are having a hard time with it.
  17. You feel lonely and isolated.
  18. You are experience problems in a sexual relationship.
  19. Your family has a lot of conflict and tension.
  20. You are experience a divorce or marital separation.
  21. You have having a hard time coping with change.
  22. You often feel afraid, angry, or guilty.
  23. You have a hard time setting and reaching goals.
  24. Your child is having problems with behavior or school performance.
  25. Your family is stressed because someone is ill.
  26. You have a hard time talking with your partner, children, parents, family members, friends, or coworkers.
  27. You are having problems dealing with your own sexual orientation or the sexual orientation of someone you care about.
  28. You are planning to marry, and you may have some concerns.
  29. You have gotten a divorce and your family needs help adjusting.
  30. You are part of a blended family and need help learning to live together.

Referral to Other Health Professionals

When it is in the best interest of the client, we collaborate with and refer to other health professionals, such as dietitians, physicians or psychiatrists. Unlike therapists, physicians and psychiatrists can prescribe medication if appropriate.

Counseling for LGBTQ+ Concerns

Find Out More:

To learn more about professional counseling, you can visit the American Counseling Association’s website, www.counseling.org. Contact us to schedule an appointment with a counselor or find out more.


Contact one of our counselors if you seek therapy. Our therapists are available for face to face sessions as online therapy sessions in limited areas.

To get started now give us a call to schedule an appointment at 832-559-2622 or schedule an appointment online.



Recommended Resources


Sounds TrueInner Balance by HeartMath

Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP on Twitter
Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

Sign up to be notified of group and workshop dates.

Comments are closed.