All of us in the course of our lives go through a series of normal and expected challenges. These challenges have possible pitfalls, and many individuals and families need support and guidance to cope. Events such as a new baby in the family, troubled adolescent, or coping with an aging parent will affect how people function. We may also face other problems and crises such as unemployment, a sudden or chronic illness, divorce, or a death in the family.
People facing these and other such problems can often benefit from the professional services provided by MFTs.
Some signals of distress are:
- Overwhelming anxiety or fear
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Sleep disturbances
- Sexual disturbances
- Unexplained fatigue
- Excessive alcohol or drug use
- Lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Excessive loss or increase in appetite
- Excesive weight gain or loss
Seeking professional assistance is a courageous step and shows an awareness and a willingness to grow and change.