It is a myth that you need to 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 any of 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 lots of different reasons.
If you find yourself asking 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 my dad. He had grey / white hair like my dad, 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 need and ask for the support you need.
What do you think about this? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you, Love Jen