The Value of Professional Help

March 10th, 2015

In nearly every area of our lives, when we are facing a major problem, we seek professional help.  If a pipe bursts, you call a plumber. If you have a toothache, you go to the dentist. If you are struggling to learn a subject at school, you talk with your teacher or hire a tutor. The professional identifies the problem and deals with it effectively.

I think psychological concerns, such as depression, anxiety, or marital problems, should be approached in the same way. Call upon a professional. Psychologists are trained to listen, understand, and guide you successfully through life’s challenges.

In a previous post, I mentioned that stigma can be a barrier to getting professional support. The good news is that every day people overcome this barrier and call a psychologist or other mental health professional to work through an issue, heal a past hurt, or create a better life.

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Did you know…

One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

 

A psychologist can help.

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