First of all, thank you for taking the time to consider therapy and remember, “Life Begins at the end of Your Comfort Zone” -Neale Donald Walsch
Starting psychotherapy is a big step, which may cause you to wonder, “do I really NEED therapy?”
The decision to start therapy is scary. No doubt about it. How will I be perceived by my therapist? Does it mean I am broken or crazy if I need therapy? Does it make me appear weak and unable to solve my own problems? Can they really tell me something I don’t already know?
These all may be questions you ask yourself
My response? A good therapist will put all these fears at ease. Therapy is a very normal part of self-care. It’s about taking one hour out of your week to really focus on yourself and your surroundings. To think things through out loud. To get support. To evaluate your goals, process your struggles, and work towards inner peace and harmony.
We need therapy like we need exercise
Think of a therapist like a personal trainer
As a society, we place so much emphasis on physical health. From the newest exercise science to the next fad diet, we are very obsessed with what is on the outside. Mental health, however, has been historically stigmatized but yet, is as important if not more, than physical health. Therapy is the foundation for keeping your mental health in check.
So when considering therapy, remember this: YOU ARE NOT CRAZY, AND NOTHING IS “WRONG” WITH YOU. Yes, you are definitely capable of “solving your own issues” and only you are the expert of your own life. Good therapy, however, can help make the process of “figuring it all out” more enjoyable, fulfilling and enlightening.
Push through the discomfort. Book your first session today.