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6 Reasons to Start Therapy In 2022


By: Tina Avila, LMFT



It’s safe to admit that the relief we expected 2021 to bring from the stress that 2020 put on society as a whole was far from that. While we were impatiently awaiting the world to reopen, new waves of stress and anxiety began to overcome us. Thoughts of the world never returning to the way it used to be started to haunt our minds, bringing more uncertainty and, with that, even more stress.


While some people were fortunate enough to get through the last couple of years without hitting a significant speed bump along the way, many of us weren’t as lucky. Aside from the usual winter blues, a thick wave of fog began to cloud our minds, and our usual methods of easing our minds and bodies from the daily stressors no longer seem to work.


It is time to consider that perhaps your mental health requires a little something extra to get you aligned with the healthiest and happiest version of yourself. That little something might be therapy.



No matter where you’re at in your mental health journey, here are six reasons you should start therapy in 2022.


You Feel Overwhelmed

 

Often, we use ‘overwhelmed’ to describe the overall feeling of anger, irritability, and exhaustion. It’s an overarching term for feelings caused by things and events we can’t yet put our finger on. We just… feel.

 

Therapy can help you identify, name, and analyze the factors causing this feeling of overwhelm. Once the internal and external factors contributing to this feeling are identified, you can begin working through them.