Our minds can play lots of tricks on us. We think about things all day every day. Sometimes we need help guiding those thoughts. I know I did. There were a million things going on in my head. My severe depression and anxiety were really starting to get the best of me. That’s when my mom and I thought it would be a good idea to try therapy. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Unfortunately, I never ended up finishing and you can read an older post about me getting Kicked Out of Therapy here. Although it didn’t work out I wouldn’t take back any of the time spent with my therapist. It was very beneficial to me and today I am going to share why.
Someone to Confide in
I grew to really love my therapist. She provided me with so much trust and comfort. I knew I had someone I can really confide in. I felt extra special knowing that I had 1 person I can always count on when it came to expressing my emotions.
Before therapy, I struggled with sharing my mental health and personal issues because I was scared of what people in my life would actually think.
Helped Open up My Eyes to Toxic Relationships
Does anyone in a toxic relationship ever admit that they are in a toxic relationship? It took me a while to understand why my previous relationships were so toxic and I wouldn’t have gotten there without my therapist.
In order to move forward with your life, there are just some people you have to let go of. Sometimes you just need some guidance and that extra push.
Something to Look Forward To
Nothing could ever get in the way of me going to therapy every Thursday at 6 o’clock pm. I really looked forward to it! I remember I started closer to winter time so it would be extremely dark when I would go. I miss those evenings. I had a good routine.
Gave Me Options and Resources
I had no idea that there were many different ways to approach therapy. For example, we even dabbled in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness. Whatever works best for you.
My therapist also provided me with a reliable emergency hotline that I could call at any time. I remember one timed I called a suicidal hotline and the person said I should call back because they couldn’t understand me through the crying. That wasn’t right.
Professional and Unbiased Opinions
There’s nothing like telling your problems to a stranger, right? It’s true! It just isn’t the same telling some of your most intense secrets and hardest issues to your friends and family. Of course, I love them but they don’t always give the best advice. They usually go with what they think would be best for them or have done in the past.
I do believe that therapy is a great thing. There is a stigma behind going to therapy and there shouldn’t be. You shouldn’t be ashamed of trying to better yourself. Instead, you should be proud of yourself trying to take the next step. If I ever get the chance to go again, I totally would.
If you or anyone you know is seriously struggling mentally and may need counseling, please seek help immediately.
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