Self-Assessment

Wondering if you might benefit from therapy? Take a moment to answer the following questions:

1. Have you ever experienced any of the following?

  • Inability to achieve restful sleep or waking up tired
  • Feelings of sadness or crying spells, sometimes for no apparent reason
  • Gaining or losing weight
  • Lethargy / Lack of motivation
  • Inability to experience joy or happiness
  • Poor concentration

Answering "yes" to 3 or more of these questions could indicate clinical depression.

 

2. Do you find yourself...

  • Critical of yourself and others?
  • Seeing things in "black-and-white" absolutes?
  • Predicting doom and gloom?
  • Over-reacting to minor problems?
  • Engaging in self-defeating behavior?
  • Repeating the same behaviors / experiences over and over?

If you answered "yes" to 2 or more of these, therapy may help you to eliminate negativity in your life.

 

3. Have you ever...

  • Felt guilt over drinking or using drugs?
  • Continued to drink / use drugs despite negative consequences?
  • Hid your drinking / drug use from others?
  • Become defensive when others bring attention to your drinking / drug use?
  • Tried to quit or control your substance use without success?

If you answered "yes" to one or more of these, you may have a substance abuse problem that could be helped by therapy.

 

4. Do you regularly experience...

  • Irritability?
  • Increased muscle tension?
  • Trouble concentrating / focusing?
  • Restlessness or inability to relax?
  • Insomnia?
  • Fatigue?

If you answered "yes" to one or more of these, you may benefit from therapy for stress management.