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What type of help should my boyfriend seek?

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Q: My boyfriend works for a trucking company and his job has really changed him, he’s always stressed out, forgets things, and worries constantly. He used to be a happy go lucky type of guy. I’m worried about him and think he should go see someone, and he wants to, but doesn’t know what type of therapist to go to. Can you help?

What type of help should my boyfriend seek?

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In a situation like this I’m not sure it’s as important what type of help your boyfriend gets as much as that he recognizes the problem and gets help for it in some way. It could be that he needs to make the tough decision that he’s just not meant to be in this kind of job. Driving a truck, especially a long distance driver, is not for everyone. It generally disrupts your normal sleep-wake cycle, you are away from loved ones for extended periods of time, etc. Or it could be that he just needs some time to adjust to the life style and job – depending on how long he has been doing it. I would just suggest trying to find a therapist wherever he spends the most time and in the meantime doing some writing and thinking about whether or not he is really happy and if not why. Is it the job or something else that needs to be addressed? I wish you both luck and hope things get better.

What type of help should my boyfriend seek?

Holly Counts, Psy.D.

Dr. Holly Counts is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She utilizes a mind, body and spirit approach to healing. Dr. Counts received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wright State University and her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Counts has worked in a variety of settings and has specialized in trauma and abuse, relationship issues, health psychology, women’s issues, adolescence, GLBT, life transitions and grief counseling. She has specialty training in guided imagery, EMDR, EFT, hypnosis and using intuition to heal. Her current passion involves integrating holistic and alternative approaches to health and healing with psychology.

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Counts, H. (2018). What type of help should my boyfriend seek?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 18, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2007/04/15/what-type-of-help-should-my-boyfriend-seek/
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