Don’t knock it until you try it

I’ve never understood why therapy is something that is so often whispered about; it’s something people often keep secret.

Why is the desire to grow, to improve oneself, something we feel we need to hide? 

Why don’t we want to shout it from the rooftops?

I think that part of the reason is that there’s a general misconception that therapy is “for people with problems.” 

It’s a shame that a process as beneficial as therapy is often looked down upon. 

I’ve been fortunate to grow up in an environment where that isn’t the case.

In my household, therapy was “for people who want to grow or make a change.”

In my household, therapy was something that was talked about in a positive and supportive light.

I’ve been in and out of therapy for years. It is through therapy that I have come to learn why I react to certain situations the way I do; I’ve come to learn what my triggers are.

I think that therapy, like most activities, is something you can’t truly understand until you’ve tried it. 

Therapy can do amazing things for people.

A therapist is the ultimate confidante, and the process of therapy is a commitment to yourself. Your sessions are all about you; you get the stage and that’s an incredible thing for people to have.

I think therapy can help give us the confidence we need to be brave and take risks; to grow and learn and change. 

So, the next time you hear someone mention they’re in therapy, try to reserve your judgments about the kind of person they are or the kind of “problems” they have.

When it comes to therapy, I’d say don’t knock it until you try it. 

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