#016 What It’s Really Like to See a Therapist
Have you ever questioned whether you should see a therapist? And after questioning it, have you talked yourself out of it?
Maybe it seemed too uncomfortable. Or maybe you convinced yourself you aren’t really feeling all that bad.
Perhaps you’ve been to therapy, and you aren’t sure that your experience reflects what therapy is supposed to be about. After all, there are many different types of therapists, and not all clinicians are created equal.
If any of these things resonate with you, you’re not alone.
Many people who eventually see a therapist spend years thinking about it before actually taking the leap.
And many just can’t ever seem to talk themselves into seeing a therapist — even when they want to.
It’s no wonder why. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding therapists and what happens in a therapy office.
So I thought today I’d clear up some of the mystery and explain what it’s really like to see a therapist.
I’ll explain some of the most common reasons people go to therapy, the biggest misconceptions people have about seeing a therapist, and how therapy actually works.
We’ll also talk a bit about online therapy. It’s been gaining popularity for years, but the pandemic has certainly caused its popularity to skyrocket. And while some people find it really helpful, others are concerned the lack of face-to-face interaction might make progress difficult. We’ll talk about what the research actually says.
Links and Resources:
My TEDx Talk – The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong
If you’re interested in talking to a therapist, try BetterHelp. You can speak to a licensed mental health professional online.
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