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Why People Go to Therapy, Resources and Links


Want to learn more about why people go to therapy? The following is a list of some issues commonly treated in therapy: 


A common misconception is that people who go to therapy are "crazy." On the contrary, having a mental health condition is no different than having a physical ailment; there need not be shame in seeking treatment. Also, most therapy clients are people struggling with common, everyday issues. There is virtually no "right" or "wrong" reason to enlist the help of a mental health professional. The help of the right therapist can promote self-actualization, empower self-growth, improve relationships, and reduce emotional suffering. A therapist or counselor is there to work with clients collaboratively on whatever is most distressing or important to them. Often in therapy, a client and the therapist will explore much more than just the client's initial presenting problem--that is, the main problem that brought the client to therapy. Together, the client and the therapist will decide the goals of therapy, and if the therapy should be short- or long-term.


•ADHD: Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity 

•Abandonment 

•Abortion Issues 

•Abuse / Survivors of Abuse 

•Academic Concerns 

•Addictions and Compulsions 

•Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions 

•Adoption / Foster Care Issues 

•Aggression and Violence 

•Aging and Geriatric Issues 

•Agoraphobia 

•Alcohol and Drug Addiction 

•Anger 

•Anxiety 

•Attachment Issues 

•Autism Spectrum 

 

B

•Batterer Intervention 

•Bipolar 

•Blended Family Issues 

•Body Image 

•Breakup 

•Bullying 

 

C

•Cancer 

•Career Counseling 

•Caregiver Issues / Stress 

•Child and Adolescent Issues 

•Chronic Illness / Disability 

•Chronic Pain 

•Codependency 

•Commitment Issues 

•Communication Problems 

•Compulsive Spending / Shopping 

•Control Issues 

•Creative Blocks 

•Cyclothymia 

 

D

•Depression 

•Dissociation 

•Divorce / Divorce Adjustment 

•Domestic Violence 

•Drug and Alcohol Addiction 

 

E

•Eating and Food Issues 

•Emotional Abuse 

•Emotional Intelligence 

•Emotional Overwhelmed

•Emptiness 

 

F

•Family Problems 

•Family of Origin Issues 

•Fear 

•Fertility Issues 

•Forgiveness 

 

G

•Gambling Addiction 

•Grief, Loss, and Bereavement 

•Guilt 

 

H

•HIV / AIDS 

•Health / Illness / Medical Issues 

•Helplessness / Victimhood 

•Hoarding 

 

I

•Identity Issues 

•Inadequacy 

•Individuation 

•Infidelity / Affair Recovery 

•Intellectual Disability 

•Internet Addiction 

•Irritability 

•Isolation 

 

J

•Jealousy 

 

L

•LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) 

•Learning Difficulties 

•Life Purpose 

 

M

•Men's Issues and Problems 

•Midlife Crisis 

•Mood Swings 

•Multicultural Concerns 

 

O

•Obsessions and Compulsions / OCD 

•Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teens 

 

P

•Panic 

•Paranoia 

•Parenting 

•Perfectionism 

•Phobias 

•Physical Abuse 

•Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships 

•Postpartum Depression 

•Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma 

•Power 

•Pregnancy and Birthing 

•Prejudice / Discrimination 

•Premarital Counseling 

•Psychosis 

 

R

•Rejection 

•Relationships and Marriage 

•Religious Issues 

 

S

•Schizophrenia 

•Self-Actualization 

•Self-Care 

•Self-Compassion 

•Self-Criticism 

•Self-Doubt 

•Self-Esteem 

•Self-Harm 

•Self-Love 

•Sensitivity to Criticism 

•Sex Addiction 

•Sexual Abuse 

•Sexuality / Sex Therapy 

•Shame 

•Sleep Disorders 

•Smoking Cessation 

•Social Anxiety / Phobia 

•Somatization 

•Spirituality 

•Stress 

•Suicide 

 

T

•Trust Issues 


V

•Values Clarification 

 

W

•Women's Issues 

•Workplace Issues 

•Worry 

•Worthlessness 

 

Young Adult Issues 



 

Mental Health Links 


The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources:


Addiction and Recovery 

Alcoholics Anonymous 

Center for Internet Addiction 

SAMHSA's Recovery Support

Web of Addictions 


Anxiety Disorders 

Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder  

National Center for PTSD 

Obsessive Compulsive Information Center 


Associations & Institutes 

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

American Counseling Association 

American Psychiatric Association 

American Psychological Association 

American Psychological Society 

Canadian Mental Health Association 

Mental Health America (Formerly Known as the National Mental Health Association)

National Institute of Mental Health 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

National Association of Social Workers


Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association 

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH 

Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD 


Child Abuse and Domestic Violence 

Childhelp USA® 

SAMHSA's Children, Youth and Families 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website 


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 


Depression 

Bipolar I Disorder News - Pendulum.org 


Developmental Disorders 

NeuroWeb 


Diagnosis 

DSM-5


Dissociation and Traumatic Stress 

Sidran Institute


Eating Disorders 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

National Eating Disorder Association

Something Fishy: Online Eating Disorder Treatemnt


Journals & Magazines  

Anxiety, Stress and Coping 

Autism 

Childhood 

Dementia 

Depression and Anxiety 

Dreaming 

Drug and Alcohol Review 

Dyslexia 

Early Child Development and Care 

Eating Disorders 

Educational Assessment 

Journal of Happiness Studies 

Journal of Mental Health and Aging 

Language and Cognitive Processes 
Loss, Grief & Care    

Parenting 

Personality and Individual Differences 

Psychology Today 

Stress and Health  

Substance Abuse 

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 

Trauma, Violence & Abuse 


Medications and Health Supplements 

Drug Interactions, DIRECT 
Medical Dictionary 

Medications, FDA 

Medication, Internet Mental Health 

SAMHSA's Psychiatry and Psychology 


Mental Health Care General Links 

CounsellingResource.com 

Internet Mental Health 

Let’s Talk Facts, APA  

Mental Help Net 

PsychCentral.com 

University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z 

Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association


Personality Disorders 

Mental Help Net - Personality Disorders 

Personality Disorders - Focus Adolescent Counselor Services 


Suicide Awareness and Hotlines 

SAMHSA's Suicide 

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education 

Suicide: Read This First 

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide


Additional Mental Health Care & Counseling Resources 

Disaster/Trauma 

HIV/AIDS 

Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter 



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