People seek therapy for all kinds of reasons. A few of these include:
- Postpartum depression or anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Sexual health
- Life transitions
Therapy has helped countless people improve the quality of life and regain inner peace.
But is there a certain type of person who seeks therapy?
Even in our enlightened age, sometimes an individual may be concerned that there is a certain stigma attached to therapy. So you may understandably wonder, ‘Do people like me seek therapy?’
The broad answer to that question is, yes, absolutely. The reality is that therapy can be beneficial to most people at some point in their lives.
From CEOs of international companies to millionaires to small business owners to therapists (yes, therapists!) to ordinary mothers, fathers, couples, and individuals, all kinds of people seek therapy for support and guidance with different challenges.
Seeking therapy does not mean you are weak; it’s actually quite the opposite. If there’s one thing all these different kinds of people have in common, it’s having the self-awareness and courage to get help.
The people who are most willing to ask for help when they need it are also the most likely to improve the challenge or situation. The reason for this is simple: being willing to seek help shows an inherent willingness to change, which is vital in any therapy journey.
If you injured your back in an accident, you likely wouldn’t hesitate to go to your doctor or chiropractor multiple times to heal and readjust your damaged back. Mental health is no different. If you are struggling with past ‘damage’, or trauma, or trying to cope with anxiety or a mood disorder, a licensed mental health therapist is the logical professional to turn to for expert help. Mental and emotional challenges can be addressed and improved just like a physical challenge.
It’s also good to remember that therapists are human beings, just like you. Therapists become therapists because we care and want to help people, and we receive training and tools that we want to share with you.
If you are considering reaching out to a therapist for support, you can feel good about yourself for your courage and self-awareness. Whatever therapy practice you choose, making the decision to get help through therapy is not easy. But it can be incredibly rewarding!
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, or maternal health challenges, Given Guidance Family Counseling in La Crescenta, California want to help you!
Reach out to us today at (818) 446-7488 or [email protected] to schedule your first therapy session.