Should I be seeing a Registered Psychologist?

Most people, at some time in their life, need help with their concerns. Physical illness, loss or other stressful events in our lives can affect our emotional health. Our emotional well-being, in turn, can also affect how we manage with physical illness or the events in our lives. Anyone may come to feel overwhelmed by very difficult situations and cycles. The role of a psychologist is to help a person find solutions to the challenges they may be facing. Listed below are some of the reasons why people see a psychologist. If you or someone you care about is experiencing difficulty with issues like these, think about consulting a psychologist:

  • you have difficulty getting along with your partner, family, or coworkers
  • you're having difficulty coping with a major life change
  • you feel overwhelmed or "burned-out" by stresses in the workplace
  • you are having problems with parenting
  • your child is having problems at school and needs an assessment
  • you have been a victim of abuse or violence
  • you have been involved in a traumatic incident, such as a life threatening accident
  • you are addicted to alcohol or other drugs, or struggle with other compulsive behaviors
  • you have an eating disorder
  • you chronically feel anxious or depressed, or have occasions of suicidal thoughts
  • you suffer from phobias that disrupt the things you'd like to do
  • you suffer from chronic pain or chronic illness
  • you suspect that you have a learning disability and need an assessment
  • you've suffered a brain injury, struggle with recovery, and need an assessment
  • you or someone you love has recently become chronically ill or disabled 
  • you have difficulties with a complicated grief reaction to the loss of a loved one
  • you need an assessment regarding child custody and/or access
  • you require an assessment in the process of litigation claiming for personal injury
  • you are faced with a career change and need vocational advice and assessment

This is by no means an exhaustive list of the reasons why a person might consult a psychologist. If you feel like you need someone to talk to, either to help sort out your difficulties or to obtain suggestions and support not available from other people in your life, a psychologist may be able to help you.

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