"When I have a personal issue, when is the right time to look for professional help?" There is no easy answer. Sometimes it's better not to pay 'dramatic' attention to an issue, and it goes away. Sometimes it gets worse over time, and the long time makes it very difficult to get rid of again. From my professional experience the best attitude is the need to grow, mature and develop personally - not to fix an isolated issue. When I develop continuously - with or without professional support - the single issues take care of themselves.