Why see a Psychologist?

Three million Australians are living with depression and anxiety.  Some reasons people might start to think about seeing a Psychologist might be because they feel an overwhelming sense of sadness and helplessness, and they lack hope in their lives.  Usually their emotional difficulties make it hard for them to function from day to day.  For example, they are unable to concentrate on assignments and their job or school performance suffers as a result.  Their actions are harmful to themselves or to others.  They are troubled by emotional difficulties facing family members or close friends.  There are literally hundreds of reasons why someone might see a Psychologist.  Clinical Psychologists are specially trained health professionals who help people understand their situation, process feelings, and adapt behaviours to enable meaningful and helpful outcomes in their day-to-day lives.