When does someone need counseling or professional help?
This checklist can help you decide whether a professional counselor is needed.
__ Difficulty in resolving conflicts that lasts more than a few days or months.
__ Experiencing personal loss for months or years without emotional resolution
__ Difficulty in trusting others on the job or at home
__ Eating too much where attempts to change were unsuccessful
__ Domestic violence or violation of physical, emotional or sexual boundaries
__ Marital discord and arguments that remain unresolved
__ Low energy and prolonged fatigue that last for days or weeks most of the time
__ Significant dissatisfaction with personal level of spiritual growth
__ Difficulty in concentrating that effects daily functioning
__ Concern over excessive weight gain or loss
__ Physical aches and pain that appear to have no physiological cause
__ Not feeling safe at home or around others
__ Concerns over quality of life issues or difficulty making lifestyle changes
__ Disorganization of thought
__ Excessive worry about matters that seem trivial or insignificant
__ Family members having strong feelings about leaving the home or separating.
__ Children getting in trouble with the law or at school more than once or twice
__ Dissatisfaction with life purpose and meaning
__ A pattern of blaming others for their own problems
__ Minimizing how much alcohol is consumed in a certain period of time
__ Having thoughts or experiencing repetitious behaviors that cannot be controlled
__ Having thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else
__ Emotionally or socially isolating from people for more than a few days or weeks
__ Unexplained anger or rage
__ Taking more prescription medication that recommended by your Physician
__ Reoccurring feelings that are bothersome or troubling to you or others
__ Ongoing frustration over little things
__ Is there anyone that has deep concerns for you or thinking there is a problem?
__ Spiritual confusion
__ Feeling isolated and alone
__ Bad dreams or nightmares that persist
__ Fear of dying
__ Buying things that are not needed
__ Fear of going crazy
__ Lying when there is no reason to lie
__ Exaggerated responses to little things