Do I need Counselling ?

Are you considering seeking therapy, but aren’t sure whether it’s the right choice for you? If certain issues have been causing problems in your life and you aren’t sure how to make the necessary changes, therapy can help. Dealing with your problems with the help of a professional can get you out of that rut and into a more productive pattern. Almost anyone with a disorder/dysfunction can benefit from seeking professional help from a therapist.

The Do I need Counselling Test will help you determine the steps in your path to emotional wellness. Fill out the following questionnaire truthfully, paying special attention to the specified time period to which the questions refer. The results will only be valid if you answer in an honest and complete manner.

Do I Need Therapy?

by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

“Use this brief, time-saving questionnaire to help
determine if you need to see a mental health
professional for further diagnosis and treatment of
a life problem or issue.”

The 12 items below link refer to how you have felt and behaved DURING THE PAST MONTH. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.

  1. 1. I am concerned about a behavior, feeling, or something I am doing.

    • Not At All
    • Just a little
    • Somewhat
    • Moderately
    • Quite a lot
    • Very much
  2. 2. This behavior or feeling has been getting worse in the past few weeks.

    • Not At All
    • Just a little
    • Somewhat
    • Moderately
    • Quite a lot
    • Very much
  3. 3. I have tried stopping or reducing this behavior or feeling on my own.

    • Not At All
    • Just a little
    • Somewhat
    • Moderately
    • Quite a lot
    • Very much
  4. 4. My attempts at stopping or reducing this behavior or feeling have been successful.

    • Not At All
    • Just a little
    • Somewhat
    • Moderately
    • Quite a lot
    • Very much
  5. 5. I rely on my friends or family to help me with my current troubles.

    • Not At All
    • Just a little
    • Somewhat
    • Moderately
    • Quite a lot
    • Very much
  6. 6. I am finding it more difficult to cope with things than usual.

    • Not At All
    • Just a little
    • Somewhat
    • Moderately
    • Quite a lot
    • Very much
  7. 7. I am having trouble concentrating at work or school.

    • Not At All
    • Just a little
    • Somewhat
    • Moderately
    • Quite a lot
    • Very much
  8. 8. I like to think things through or talk about things that bother me.

    • Not At All
    • Just a little
    • Somewhat
    • Moderately
    • Quite a lot
    • Very much
  9. 9. I have talked to my family doctor or healthcare professional about the behavior or feeling that’s troubling me.

    • Yes
    • No
  10. 10. I have talked to my friends or family about the behavior or feeling that’s troubling me.

    • Yes
    • No
  11. 11. I have read books or went on the Internet to discover more about the behavior or feeling that’s troubling me.

    • Not At All
    • Just a little
    • Somewhat
    • Moderately
    • Quite a lot
    • Very much
  12. 12. I’ve been in therapy before and it’s helped me.

    • Not At All
    • Just a little
    • Somewhat
    • Moderately
    • Quite a lot
    • Very much
  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

  • Result

    From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.
    You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. It is always good to have a heart to heart conversation with someone because a wise woman once said, “There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story within you …. So Let’s Talk”
    Since you are wondering whether you need counselling, it is likely you have some distress which requires one look. Take an appointment or drop in a query at Healaholics Anonymous.

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