Hey fam! It is the start of the new year and new decade! I KNOW that many people have “start therapy” on their 2020 goal list. If you have been contemplating beginning therapy this post and my subsequent posts over the next few weeks should help you understand more about the who, what, when, where, and hows of therapy.
I will be transparent here, I was called to be a therapist before I knew what a therapist actually did. I did some family counseling when I was a kid, concerning my parents’ divorce, but that experience was lackluster and possibly more on the harmful as opposed to the helpful side of my emotional development. I was well into my study of counseling before I sat on a therapist’s couch. I actually avoided therapy, because I didn’t want anyone telling me what to do. I wasn’t ready to change my thoughts and my behaviors. I didn’t think I needed therapy because I was wise and everyone else’s go-to person. But Lord have mercy! I was wrong. Therapy was and continues to be one of my best resources in terms of my continuous healing and wellness journey.
Anyway, I want YOU to be informed about therapy. Here are five reasons to start going to therapy. If any of the following are true for you: really consider therapy as an option toward healing.
- You don’t feel like yourself mentally or emotionally
- You find yourself being triggered by and ruminating on events in your past
- You are having difficulty in your relationships
- You are dealing with a major life transition
- You physically feel symptoms in your body: tension, frequent nausea, headaches, panic, fatigue
Listen, therapy can help save your life. In 2020, go to therapy!