“Hi, it’s nice to meet you.  I have never done this before. I am not sure what to say or how to start.”

“That’s all right.  What can I help you with?”

“Where should I start?”

“Start with what brought you here today.”

“Oh, it’s nothing; I don’t like my job anymore.  I feel bullied by my manager, and I can’t see a way out.  My self-esteem has hit rock bottom lately.  I feel tired all the time, and I do not want to get out of bed on the weekends.  What is the point?  I am just going to end up cleaning the house all day.”

The more Janice spoke, the more relieved she felt. She realized that what was bothering her was that she felt unappreciated at home and work.   Talking to someone who was objective and neutral helped her to say what was really on her mind.

Looking for a professional to speak to can be a daunting task.  You might feel like you aren’t suffering enough to deserve help; you are just stressed.  Some questions to ask yourself are

  1. Is there something you want to speak about with someone that you don’t feel others will understand?
  2. Is there something that you keep stressing about and can’t find a way to solve it?
  3. Is there something you continue to speak about with others, but they act like they are tired of hearing it?
  4. Have your family and friends advised you to seek help?
  5. Has your self-esteem or mood taken a turn for the worse?
  6. Are you in conflict with family, friends, or co-workers?
  7. Are you trying to figure out who you are and where you are headed?

When you take an hour to invest in yourself, you might find that talking to someone can help you to clarify your thoughts. In addition, a professional can offer tools to help you thrive.


If you feel like you need to talk to someone, then please do contact me to set up an online session via email info@doctormonicaborschel.com.

Although I am a registered clinical psychologist with the Hong Kong Society of Counseling and Psychology, I am not a licensed psychologist or any other type of licensed therapist in the United States. The information I am providing here is educational and informational. This social media page does not provide professional advice, nor does it create a professional-client relationship or any other type of relationship between us. You should always consult your own licensed mental health professional before making any changes regarding your mental health. My goal is to educate, guide, consult, and empower you regarding your mental health journey. Always consult your licensed mental healthcare provider(s) and never disregard or delay medical advice based on information posted on this page or post.