How Do You Know You're Ready For Counseling? Part 2

As discussed yesterday, this week we're talking about how to know when you are ready individually or as a couple to begin counseling. For some, that decision may not be so clear. We decided to write down some things we think will help you get clarity.

Too often we hear people say, "I/We should have done this years ago", or we see clients get overwhelmed with things that have built up over the years & see them lose hope. Here are two more signs that might say you're ready for counseling:

3. When the pain on an issue or situation is turning into resentment. Once we start feeling resentment, a dangerous corner has been turned!

4. When fantasies of being alone or imagining what it would be like to be with someone else (if you're in a relationship) begin to occur. Or fantasizing about packing up and moving away from all of the problems.

We don't want to see anyone lose hope or faith. If any of these first four signs ring true for you, then we encourage you to seek help with a professional counselor. Thanks for reading & check back in on Thursday & Friday as we go over 4 more signs.

Written by: Tamara Portee MA, LMHC, LCAC

*Tamara enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, & couples counselingat Imagine Hope. We also specialize in family counseling, child & adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield & Fishers.