When to seek therapy . . .

Signs of distress are not always obvious. Some distress signals to look for are:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, moodiness, loneliness, failure, stress, anxiety, worrying, dissatisfaction
  • Worry about a child's behaviour, school adjustment or performance
  • Sexual problems or concerns
  • Unexplainable fatigue or difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulties in talking with your partner, spouse, children, parents, other family members, friends or co-workers
  • The need for tranquilizers, energizers or sleeping aids
  • Difficulty in setting or reaching goals
  • Drastic weight fluctuations or irregular eating patterns
  • Work difficulties, frequent job changes, problems with co-workers
  • Difficulties with anger, hostility or violence