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Are you contemplating starting counseling?


As we find our way through the labyrinth of our lives, mental health increasingly plays a crucial role. However, there still is stigma around the prospect of asking for help. Understanding this, the mental health counseling industry has become increasingly popular in recent years. There still remains a question, though: Is mental health counseling the right approach for you?

When exactly should we seek counseling?

  • When you find yourself grappling with persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or stress that impact your daily life.
  • When you’re having a difficult time coping with everyday stressors.
  • When you’re facing stains in your relationships, whether with family, friends, or colleagues, which can significantly impact mental health.
  • When you’ve had a major life Transitions such as divorce, loss of a loved one, or career shifts, can be emotionally overwhelming.
  • When you realize that you have some unhealthy patterns that hinder your well-being, counseling.

How does counseling benefit?

  • By providing a safe and confidential space to openly discuss your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement.
  • By providing professional guidance about a variety of concerns, targeted interventions and support.
  • By providing coping strategies to manage stressors and challenges more adeptly.
  • By helping you gain deeper insights into themselves, fostering personal growth and self-awareness.
  • By providing emotional support

In spite of the fact that mental health counseling can be a powerful resource, it's important to recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all method. In the end it is upto you to decide whether therapy is the right approach or not, depending on various factors; your struggles, your readiness for change, and your comfort level with the counseling process. Remember, taking steps toward mental health is a courageous journey, and there is support available for those who choose to embark on it.

Sobiya Shrestha
Psychosocial Counselor
Communication Officer at Happy Minds