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Pearlman & Associates

655 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

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Mental Health Tips: Consider Therapy… Especially, When…

When To Consider Therapy...

If you’re experiencing the following, you may want to consider trying therapy!

Deciding to begin therapy is a personal decision that can depend on various factors. Here are some situations in which you may want to consider starting therapy:

  1. Mental health concerns: If you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), therapy can provide support and treatment.
  2. Significant life changes: Major life events like a divorce, loss of a loved one, job loss, relocation, or a serious illness can cause emotional distress. Therapy can help you navigate these transitions and cope with the associated challenges.
  3. Relationship difficulties: If you’re facing challenges in your relationships, whether it’s with a partner, family member, or friend, therapy can help you improve communication, resolve conflicts, and develop healthier relationship patterns.
  4. Self-exploration and personal growth: Therapy isn’t solely for addressing problems; it can also be beneficial for personal development and self-discovery. If you’re interested in gaining self-awareness, enhancing self-esteem, or exploring your goals and values, therapy can be a valuable tool.
  5. Unresolved past issues: Lingering emotional wounds from past experiences, such as childhood trauma or abuse, may affect your well-being. Therapy can assist in processing and healing these unresolved issues.
  6. Coping with stress: If you’re struggling to manage stress, whether related to work, school, or other life demands, therapy can teach you effective coping strategies and stress-management techniques.
  7. Chronic health conditions: Living with chronic illnesses or physical health conditions can impact your emotional well-being. Therapy can provide support in managing the emotional aspects of your condition and adapting to the associated challenges.


The decision to start therapy is ultimately yours. If you’re unsure, consulting with a mental health professional can help you determine if therapy is a suitable option for your specific needs and circumstances.

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About Us:

https://stlmentalhealth.com is a St. Louis mental health therapy practice in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The practice has a team of mental health therapists who provide therapy and counseling services to kids, teens, adults, couples, and families. Pearlman & Associates specializes in stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, and other mental health related issues and concerns. The practice can be reached by phone at: 314-942-1147, by email at: bryan@stlmentalhealth.com or on the web at: https://stlmentalhealth.com/contact-us/. The office is located at: 655 Craig Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141.