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3 Good Reasons Why You Should Consider a Therapist

By Genevieve Cunningham

A long time ago, there was a lot of stigma attached to having a therapist. It was thought that for the majority of people, counseling was simply unnecessary. A waste of money. A waste of time. Luckily, the ideas around professional mental help have changed drastically over the years. Seeing a therapist is no longer seen as a negative. And yet, there are still so many who shy away from help. If you're among those who haven't taken the plunge and visited a professional just yet, take a look at these three reasons why you should definitely consider seeing a therapist on a regular basis.

For Stress Relief

Stress is rampant in our modern society. Not only are we stressed about work and family and finances, but we've also added the burden of social media. Therapists can help us set up routines and patterns that lower stress. They can help us see what exactly is causing the stress in our lives and what we can leave behind. If you experience stress (and who doesn't?!), consider a therapist to help you work out your emotions and set appropriate boundaries in your life.

For a Sounding Board

Sometimes we just need to get thoughts out of our heads. We need someone who will listen. Someone without any angle to play in the game. For people who really just need a sounding board of sorts, a therapist can be a great idea. They'll allow you to talk your feelings out, and will then help you navigate them. Don't underestimate the power of getting thoughts and feelings out. This simple act can make a huge difference in the way that you feel on a daily basis. 

For Mood Management

Moods sway. Sometimes we're happy and sometimes we're sad. But for the most part, we're able to manage the ebbs and flows of these feelings. If you're having trouble managing moods, a therapist can help. They may be able to pinpoint the cause of your swinging moods -- whether it's stress, relationships, or even a suspected hormonal problem. And once you know the cause, you can seek appropriate care so that you can keep your moods even and improve your life as well.

Seeing a therapist or mental health professional is always a good idea. If you need help, they'll help you. If you're aiming for maintenance, they can help with that too. Find a therapist and discuss your goals. With the right self-care, you can keep your body and mind healthy for a happier and more successful life.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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