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How do I know if I need therapy? 

June 13, 2024

Knowing when its time to seek therapy can be hard. With this blog post you can explore more about if you are ready for therapy.

We all have our own problems – therapy isn’t just a space for people who have problems though. Therapy is best used when an individual identifies a challenge and wants to make authentic changes to improve their experience of life. Sometimes individuals see the same issues resurface over and over in different forms in their lives and they’re unsure why. In everyday life, these problems are addressed superficially without dealing with their roots, which is why they may continue, despite our best efforts.

Virtual therapy can help so many people. Is it time for you to go to therapy?

What is therapy?

In therapy, problematic patterns are explored in depth in order to address the underlying causes, and thus, begin to change the driving forces beneath them. In other words, therapy goes beyond the symptoms and targets the actual issues at hand. We use a unique combination of several evidence based modalities, tailored to each individual’s needs, which together can help you transform your life.

So many of us have past wounds that prevent us from living the life we truly want. Sometimes it seems easier to ignore pain and hope it will go away, but without tackling old hurts head on, we can remain chained to the past and unable to move forward. Therapy enables individuals to work through the “why” of their current experiences to find the root of the problem and address these barriers so we can begin to move forward to your most fulfilling life. 

Therapy is helpful for most Brooklyn residents.

Do I need therapy?

Deciding whether you need therapy is personal and subjective, but there can be certain factors to be curious about that could help you decide if  seeking therapy might be beneficial for you.

If you’re experiencing prolonged feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, or other intense emotions that are interfering with your daily life and functioning, therapy could be helpful. Therapy can also be helpful for you if you find you have a hard time coping with any of these feelings, life changes or generally challenging situations in your life. If you find that you often lean into unhealthy coping mechanisms (like relying on substances or the validation of others to feel better), therapy can help you build the skills you need to tackle your issues head on.

Most importantly, if you are someone who has begun the hard, but necessary, work of looking inward and is curious about how you can take control of your life to lean in and become the most authentic version of yourself, this is the place for you.  


Therapy is a great way to work through trauma and start living your best life in New York City.

At Manhattan Wellness, we understand that with all the messages we receive from the world, it can be difficult to maintain a positive narrative about ourselves. From social media, movies, and even people close to us, it can be hard to drown out the negative. So much so that our inner critic takes over and we forget to show ourselves the same compassion as others. That’s why our female therapists want to support you in building the confidence you need to reach your highest potential. Let us help you create an empowering narrative that will benefit all aspects of your life, from personal to professional. If you are interested in beginning counseling for women:

  1. Submit a Contact Form or Email Us at
  2. Learn More About Our Team and Our Areas of Expertise
  3. Begin Seeing Yourself in a Whole New Light!


Our therapists understand that building confidence takes time and that other issues can come up along the way. To better support you, we offer a variety of services to cater to your individual needs. The therapy services we offer are Therapy for Self Esteem, Anxiety Treatment, and therapy for dating and relationship issues. As well as therapy for college students, support for maternal mental health, body image therapy, and so much more. Do you feel like you’re not living the life you want and need to make changes? Let’s talk about it.

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