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The Reason for Seeking Treatment

 

People seek treatment for acute issues, such as: a death of someone they love; the breakup of a relationship; loss of a job; and other important life decisions and experiences. Others seek assistance when they are bearing distressing psychological symptoms of depression and/or anxiety.

At times people seek treatment when they become aware of patterns in their lives that interfere with obtaining what they desire, such as meaningful relationships, advancement in their professional or personal lives and an overall sense of satisfaction.

Often these reasons for seeking treatment are not discrete but are intertwined and overlapping. An acute life event can unearth earlier life difficulties and in this way interfere with mourning and complicate periods of transition.