Do I Need Therapy? [Quiz]

Therapy can be extremely helpful for anyone struggling with emotional difficulties, mental health concerns, or even just life challenges. While you may feel reluctant to seek help, people who do often reap the rewards of improvement in all areas of life.

During COVID-19, there are more opportunities than ever to get therapy virtually through telehealth. You may benefit from therapy if:

  • You are having more trouble coping with things than usual.

Many people have trouble coping with difficult feelings, life experiences, and stress on their own during the best of times. In our current situation, even people whose symptoms were previously under control may find that they need help.

There is no shame in seeking help to cope with life, regardless of why you are struggling. Often, a sense of overwhelm, anxiety, or fatigue can be reduced or mitigated with therapy.

  • You feel as though a behavior is growing out of control.

Frequent substance use, OCD behavior, and other behaviors that may feel out of control often increase under stress. If you do not feel like you are in control of your actions, you would be wise to seek help from a mental health professional who can help you regain control.

  • You are concerned about your mental or emotional wellbeing.

It’s always a good idea to talk to a mental health professional if you have any concerns about your mental wellbeing. Whether you have a specific issue you wish to deal with, have been experiencing more negative emotions, or simply feel like there is an internal block holding you back from living the life you envision, therapy can help you work through your challenges.

Take our quiz

Use this brief quiz to help determine whether you should seek a diagnosis or treatment from a mental health professional. While we can’t diagnose mental illness without talking to you, we can give you an idea of whether you should seek out a mental health provider for more information.