There are countless reasons to start therapy.
And there is genuinely no wrong time either.
People start therapy when the stress of life becomes too much to handle, and they find it difficult to cope.
Maybe you’ve had a recent curveball thrown your way, causing your confidence to become a bundle of insecurity.
Are there too many ideas in your head to make sense of now? Do you want some help with this? Maybe you feel fine, but there are lingering questions in the back of your head about what kinds of changes you could make.
If therapy is new for you…
You may be wondering what the point is or if it’s for you. It’s normal to have questions about something you’ve never experienced yourself.
Think about other parts of yourself that you keep healthy. If your teeth hurt, you visit the dentist. You wouldn’t go to a dentist if you broke a bone in your body because dentists only deal with teeth.
Therapy is no different; you would go to the professionals trained to treat specific problems.
It’s difficult to make changes in your life, and it makes sense to find someone who understands those struggles.
Therapy is confidential.
Everything you talk about in therapy stays between you and the therapist (there are a few exceptions, such as an imminent threat to yourself or others).
But how is therapy different from going to my family and friends for support?
While your family and friends are amazing support systems, the therapeutic relationship differs because it’s not reciprocal and is unbiased.
You’ll likely share intimate details about yourself with your therapist while not hearing too many details back. Don’t think of the therapist’s lack of sharing as harsh or withholding information − the therapist wants to keep the therapy session focused on you and support you.
As trained professionals, therapists work to create an environment of neutrality, lack of biases, and lack of judgment when discussing important issues.
Your therapist will help you create realistic goals and challenge your thinking process. You and your therapist will explore experiences that seem to recur in your life and help provide you with the skills and knowledge to move forward and support your brain’s natural processing ability.
Your life can be better through therapy.
Think of therapy as a supportive, nonjudgmental, and open space for you to discuss your thoughts and feelings.
You can finally uncover the answers you’ve been looking for without judgment.
This space is a place to understand how your past affects your current day-to-day living and manage unwanted or uncomfortable feelings.
You no longer need to live in your head; you can learn to manage those overwhelming emotions.
Don’t let fear hold you back!
Our anxieties and misconceptions can keep us from things we want to try, including therapy.
Don’t let fear hold you back. Therapy could be the start of a new beginning for you.
Connect with me today for a free 20-minute consultation, and we can discuss if therapy is a good fit for you.