We all have experienced moments of stress and anxiety in our lives. Many of us are no strangers to the emotional and mental challenges brought on by problems at work, financial worries, issues in our relationships, or grief over the loss of a loved one.

Sometimes we can handle these challenges on our own or with the help of friends and family members we trust.

But what about when these feelings become so overwhelming that they seem to weigh you down? Who do you turn to then?

People who feel they need more support or professional support can often find it through therapy.

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a common treatment for a number of mental health conditions, but it can also help with day-to-day challenges and concerns.

Not all psychotherapy is the same, and not all offer the same services in the same way. And, contrary to popular belief, not all psychotherapists have a chaise lounge or couch in their office for you to lie on.

People seek therapy for a variety of reasons, from needing help to deal with a mental health condition to just needing someone to talk to. No matter the topic, there is no reason to be ashamed of seeking additional help and support. Therapy can offer a safe space for you to talk and just be yourself.

This brief, time-saving questionnaire is designed for anyone who thinks they may benefit from therapy.

The items below will help you determine whether you may need additional help and professional support for a concerning life issue.

A mental health professional can also help figure out if your issues might be a symptom of a mental health condition and recommend treatment if needed.

This online screening is not a definitive tool. It will not conclusively guarantee that you will benefit from therapy.

However, it can be useful if you’re thinking about therapy and want to determine if therapy is the right option for you.

Only a trained medical professional, such as a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

This online screening is not a diagnostic tool. Only a trained medical professional, like a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

This online screening is not a diagnostic tool. Only a trained medical professional, such as a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.