Have you been feeling down lately? Feeling like you can’t control your emotions? Or, just feeling like you need someone other than a friend to talk to? Then, therapy is for you. In a world where there is a stigma around mental health and therapy, we’re here to tell you it’s completely fine and normal to seek out therapy. There are countless benefits to therapy – a therapist can help you change your outlook on life, a therapist can help you increase your stress management skills, a therapist can help you build your self-esteem, and countless other things. Therapy is a collaborative task between a client and a therapist, but rest assure that your therapist is there to help you, not hurt you.
Therapy doesn’t always have to be associated with depression, anxiety, or trauma. Therapy is a safe space and judgement free zone for you to talk about you and your problems – big or small, good or bad. Therapy allows for you to open up and have open communication with a licensed professional counselor, who can provide you with psychoeducation, tips, and skills that will help reduce signs and symptoms. A licensed therapist is able to provide you with unbiased insight without projecting their own feelings or values onto you.
Deciding to go to therapy is a big step. It’s different and can feel quite uncomfortable, but therapy can be helpful. Research has proven that therapy is beneficial and effective, as long as the therapist and the client are working together to do what’s best for the client. If you have any questions or concerns, you can usually talk to the therapist that you want to work with before your first session to determine if it’s the right fit for you.
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