The most valuable way to decide whether therapy would be useful for you is to know your own central reason for retaining a therapist.
Among your basic reasons to see a therapist, do not include satisfying someone else’s request for you to “be in therapy”.
Central to therapy’s effectiveness is the person’s own willingness to identity and reflect on seriously painful dynamics and situations in their lives.
Therapy at times is an emotionally tiring ordeal.
Unless someone is actively interested in accepting how their own darkness was created and looking through their patterns of living developed while immersed here, talk therapy cannot start to work.
If you do decide life is not required to be painful most of the time and that a more expansive and deeper self-knowledge which strengthens flexibility and courage attracts you, then educate yourself about the different methods of therapy.
This way you’ll increase your chance to find a therapist who offers service which most closely aligns with your purpose in utilizing the person’s work.
Related to your choice of therapy method is whether you would like to medically induce feeling better or are willing to invest time to learn who you are and trust your more attuned actual self to then unfold a higher quality life.
Pills guarantee good feelings or at least the muting of bad ones. Talk therapy has no similar guarantee.
Your decision essentially is whether you’d like to feel good and continue living as is, or give yourself the chance to see and live your life in new ways.
Once the motivation inspired by sadness, agitation, uncertainty, is quieted by pills, there is little ability and interest to delve deeply into the roots of whatever created these feelings.
Pills, assuming no unpleasant side effects, help for short, crisis situations in which someone needs to put their feelings aside in order to get through each day.
Once the immediate effects of a crisis are settled, continuing on pills increases your chance to avoid self-understanding of the more lasting meaning of what just took place.
I hope my views here helped you to clarify yours on whether you’d like to engage on the self-exploratory which talk therapy offers and supports.