When should I see a clinical psychologist?
People often consider psychological therapy, also known as therapy, psychotherapy or counselling, when:
- They feel an overwhelming and prolonged sense of sadness and helplessness, and they lack hope in their lives
- Their emotional difficulties make it hard for them to function from day to day. For example, they are unable to concentrate on assignments and their job performance suffers as a result
- Their actions are harmful to themselves or to others. For instance, they drink too much alcohol and become overly aggressive
- They are troubled by emotional difficulties facing family members or close friends