Many people, at some time in their life, need professional help with their personal problems. The role of a psychologist is to help you find solutions to the problems and challenges you may be facing at home, school, or work. It is often difficult to recognize when help is needed. Listed below are some of the reasons why people see a psychologist. If you or someone you care about is experiencing problems like these, think about consulting a psychologist.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of the reasons why a person might consult a psychologist. If you simply feel like you need someone to talk to, either to unburden yourself or to provide support not available from other people in your life, a psychologist may be able to help you. Your problem does not have to be overwhelmingly serious to benefit from psychological help. Delays in seeking help may cause you needless suffering and may cause your problem to become worse in the long run, if untreated.

British Columbia Psychological Association