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Who Can Use Therapy?

Mental health issues have a lot of stigma, even in our modern society. Sometimes it may feel like you’re the only person considering talking to a therapist, because nobody will talk about it. In reality, more people than you might think suffer varying degrees of personal and emotional problems that they need help with. This is a guide to 5 types of people who may find therapy useful – although, of course, it is an option for anyone in any stage of life.
Who Can Use Therapy

Musicians and Actors

Although many of them choose to keep it under wraps, a lot of famous performers talk to a therapist on a regular basis. One reason is the stressful and hectic schedule – something many of us less famous folk can relate to. Another reason is that the process of creating art can often be emotionally taxing. Having an honest voice, one that is there to listen, and not to judge or flatter, can be immensely freeing.

Office Workers

This is a rather broad category, but people who work in office cubicle environments tend to have a lot of extra stress placed on them. There is pressure to compete with everyone else around you, and also to maintain polite relationships with individual coworkers in a very public environment. More often than not, this leads to tension, and some people dealing with strained relationships find a professional’s advice invaluable.

Parents

It’s not easy being a parent; there’s no manual, and unlike most other jobs we do, nobody is going to train you. Almost any family therapist you go to has a family of their own, as well as extensive experience with different family structures. Even if you feel your family is too unusual to explain to your acquaintances, there is very little that can surprise or throw off an experienced therapist. That goes for any unusual problems – they’ve been there, and can give you the support you need.

Teens

Lots of children from ages three and four to well into their late teens find it freeing to talk to an adult who will be neither judgmental nor overly protective of their feelings. Just like adults, kids want to be told the truth, and that feeling increases greatly in the teenage years. With a sense that things are changing drastically, it can be grounding for a teen to have a stable, authoritative voice that doesn’t come from parents or teachers.

People Working Multiple Jobs

Having more than one job means added obligations, and added stress. That stress has to find an outlet, and if you don’t give it a positive one, chances are it will find a negative one. Talking to the kind, calm presence found in a good therapist can help you set goals for yourself, prioritize, and solve problems in your life. This last category encompasses so many people, because even if your two “jobs” are working in an office and working on your relationship, therapy can be a priceless helper.

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