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Have you checked your mental fitness?

Most people don’t need a psychologist in the same way most people don’t need a doctor. Sometimes, however, a bone is broken, muscle aches or your body doesn’t work properly. Then it is clear that you need to look for professional help. When your body is on the line, understanding that you need help and looking for it is a no-brainer.

When your mind is on the line, however, the thing is trickier. Knowing that you need help in the first place, and looking for it in the second, is a long road that most people just take when it’s too late and the damage is too big.

These are the reasons people give to me (or to themselves) for not needing a psychologist:

„I don’t need a psychologist because…

1. … when I’m stressed out I go out for a run and it helps“

2. … when I’m down I talk with my friends and I feel better“

3. … I meditate to control my anxiety. That’s enough“

The three first reasons, sport, social contact, and meditation are fantastic tools to keep you mentally balanced. I recommend it to most of my clients. Keep doing it! However, they treat the symptoms, in the same way, paracetamol treats pain and fever. They don’t solve the problem.

Conflict, shyness, low self-esteem, bullying, burnout, powerlessness, and other mental and interpersonal situations are solved when you work through your fears, thoughts, behaviors and beliefs, develop a strategy, and follow the necessary steps. Here is where professional help can change your life and your work.

„I don’t need a psychologist because…