When you feel like your life is out of control, and there’s no way to fix it, a therapist or counselor can oftentimes be the best resource. While there is some stigma surrounding the idea of seeking professional mental help, the decision to get a therapist is vital for your health and happiness. If you’re having trouble deciding which type of therapist you need, take this What type of therapist do I need quiz and find out.
1. What do you do when you get really mad or sad?
A. I get extremely depressed and hopeless
B. I resort to drugs or alcohol
C. I get into arguments with my family or significant other
D. I practice self-care or speak to someone I trust
2. Do you have people you can count on in your life?
A. Yes, but I feel like a burden to them
B. Yes, sometimes
D. Yes, several of them
3. What motivates you to get up in the morning?
A. The thought of getting back in bed
B. The need to use drugs or alcohol
C. Being able to escape my family or partner
D. The abundance of new opportunities!
4. Would you consider yourself to be happy?
A. Absolutely not
B. Only when I’m drunk or high
C. Only when my family or significant other isn’t around
D. Yes, of course, but I have my moments
5. Describe your state of mental health.
B. It depends on the state of mind at the time
C. It's ok
6. What would you want to change about your life?
A. My depressive mind
B. My drug or alcohol problem
C. My relationship(s)
D. None of the above
7. Why would someone want to recommend you for therapy?
A. I may have a mental problem
B. People think I am an addict
C. I get into fights with my loved ones
D. No one would recommend me to a therapist
8. What would you want to address during a therapy session?
A. The negative thoughts I have
B. My cravings for alcohol or drugs
C. My toxic relationships with family or partner
D. None of the above
9. Do you believe you need therapy?
A. Yes, but I’m afraid to go
B. No, I have my addiction under control
C. My family member or partner needs it more than me
D. Not sure
10. What would you consider to be your biggest stressor?
A. My mental illness
B. My alcohol or drug problem
C. My family or partner
D. I have regular day-to-day stress