The short and easy answer is, “All sorts of people!” I have worked as a San Diego therapist with individuals and couples since 2001 for a multitude of reasons. Years ago, therapy had a stigma attached to it. It was believed you had to be either very disturbed or “weak” to seek it out. Fortunately, times have changed and now people from all walks of life and all different backgrounds go to counseling for a variety of reasons and it’s considered a normal and healthy resource.
Technology has also changed allowing more people to access counseling through online counseling. Just as you would seek out a personal trainer if you wanted to see better workout results, many people choose a therapist to see better results in areas relating to emotions, relationships, career, and their overall well-being. People seek counseling for a variety of issues. Some of the reasons include a desire for personal growth, managing stress, codependency, tackling substance abuse issues, improving relationships and communication skills, navigating temporary bouts or long periods of depression or anxiety more effectively and better understanding one’s past and how it impacts life, mood, and relationships in the present day. Whatever your reason for considering counseling, I’m sure it’s a good one. If you are in doubt or have any questions about coming in, please contact me with your concerns. Feel free to call (619) 318-1901 and I’d be happy to spend some time answering your questions.