Myth of Therapy

It is a myth that you must be in crisis to see a therapist. You might decide to work with a therapist when:⁣

  • You see yourself repeating old patterns⁣
  • You get triggered by your family⁣
  • You want to be a better parent⁣
  • You want to work on your self-love and self-acceptance⁣
  • You have unresolved trauma you know is affecting your life⁣
  • You want your next relationship to be a healthy one⁣

You don’t need to be in crisis to work on these things. These are all valid reasons to see a therapist. ⁣

Seeing a therapist is a great way to maintain your well-being. People go to therapy for many different reasons. ⁣

⁣If you ask someone who goes to therapy regularly, “What’s wrong?” remember that they may not want to share. Also, remember that nothing may be ‘wrong’; they may just want some support from someone outside their friends and family. ⁣

⁣When my dad passed away three years ago, I was seeing a therapist who reminded me of him. He had grey/white hair like my dad, and he had a softness about him that reminded me of my dad. Sometimes, when we were talking, the form of my dad would pop in and out. It was so strange. ⁣

⁣I didn’t choose this therapist thinking of my dad, but I found seeing him through this grieving period incredibly soothing. He was also able to hold me in spaces where my dad had struggled or where there had been insufficient trust between us. So, for me, that was an incredibly healing experience.⁣

⁣Remember, people go to therapy at different times for different reasons. It’s okay to ask for the support you need.⁣

What do you think about this?⁣