TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Mental Health Use this forum to share your mental health concerns and to seek advice.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
TryToLiveFree Offline
With victory comes sacrifice
Average Joe
***
 
TryToLiveFree's Avatar
 
Name: crystal
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Location: Virgina

Posts: 127
Join Date: May 10th 2009

Should I see a therapist? - November 7th 2010, 04:54 AM

I have been told I should go see a therapist because of the way I think. What do you think?

Why they said this:
-If someone says a positive comment to/about me I think they are lying.
-I can not say one nice thing about myself.
-I am never happy. (mainly because there is nothing to be happy about)

There are others, these are just the key points.
I am looking for opinions...be honest...I got one persons honest opinion and I need yours PLEASE!!!!

P.S. I hope I put this in the right spot, I am sorry if I didn't.


[SIGPIC]

Some say the world will end in fire Some say in ice
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire
But if it had to perish twice
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great And would suffice.
-- Robert Frost--
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
SparklingWine Offline
Normality, my friends.
Jeez, get a life!
***********
 
SparklingWine's Avatar
 
Name: Lynds :)
Age: 27
Gender: Grill ;)
Location: Seattle

Posts: 7,232
Blog Entries: 197
Join Date: February 19th 2009

Re: Should I see a therapist? - November 7th 2010, 05:17 AM

Ultimately, whether or not you feel the need to go to therapy/counseling is your choice.
These all seem like legit reasons to me to go to counseling. Counseling to me means bettering yourself, recovering from anything you are going through, progression, venting, structure, positivity. I know that you can go to counseling even if you just want to vent your frustrations. Judging by all your reasons, I would think that you will benefit from counseling.

Good luck!<3



Last edited by SparklingWine; November 7th 2010 at 05:45 AM. Reason: Forgotten words XD
  Send a message via AIM to SparklingWine Send a message via MSN to SparklingWine  
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Batman. Offline
Protector of Gotham
I can't get enough
*********
 
Batman.'s Avatar
 
Name: Julz
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Location: Ontario, Canada

Posts: 2,724
Blog Entries: 5
Join Date: December 14th 2009

Re: Should I see a therapist? - November 7th 2010, 05:41 AM

Agreed with Lyndsee. Also keep in mind, to see a therapist/counselor, you don't have to be mentally ill. You CAN just be a teen/young adult having a hard time.


Dare to be Different, to be Weird, to be a Freak.
Overall, Dare to be yourself.

Stamp Out Prejudice Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere
The Sophie Lancaster Foundation



   
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Fading Light. Offline
Do you believe in ghosts?
TeenHelp Addict
************
 
Fading Light.'s Avatar
 
Gender: bird bird
Location: the empty house

Posts: 9,233
Blog Entries: 68
Join Date: September 20th 2009

Re: Should I see a therapist? - November 7th 2010, 06:38 AM

Whether you should see a therpist is up to you. Going to therapy can be a very rewarding experience, but only if you're willing to put in the work. It sounds like there are some things you would like to work on - such as low self-esteem and low moods - and counselling can really help with that. Counselling can involve changing your negative thought patterns and helping you feel better - so, ask yourself: does that sound like something you'd be interested in?


if you know the hunter's coming
then you hide or keep on running
'cause she's slain the gods before.
   
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
Stupidity Kills
Outside, huh?
**********
 
OMFG!You'reActuallySmart!'s Avatar
 

Posts: 4,500
Blog Entries: 10
Join Date: December 19th 2009

Re: Should I see a therapist? - November 7th 2010, 08:16 AM

One of the key things in mental illnesses and in psychotherapy is if what you're experiencing is distressing to you or causing dysfunction in your life. If what you're experiencing has neither, then psychotherapy is going to be restricted unless you have a motivation to change your thinking patterns. I'm assuming that they do cause at least some dysfunction in your life so I would say it would be a legit reason to go. You may not have a diagnosis and if you go to a therapist, don't expect to get one as they're not allowed to give diagnoses. They can give hypotheses to use that account for your behaviour but they cannot diagnose, so if you wish for a diagnosis you need to see a doctor.


I can rip you off, and steal all your cash, suckerpunch you in the face, stand back and laugh. Leave you stranded as fast as a heart-attack.
- Danko Jones (I Think Bad Thoughts)
   
  (#6 (permalink)) Old
Prozac Offline
Member
I can't get enough
*********
 
Prozac's Avatar
 

Posts: 3,499
Blog Entries: 108
Join Date: January 8th 2009

Re: Should I see a therapist? - November 7th 2010, 09:26 AM

It's up to you. Therapy works well for some people, but not so well for others. If you feel that you want to give it a go, it's completely up to you.
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
therapist

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.