It’s not at all uncommon for a person to go to a doctor when they’re not feeling well, so why is the decision so tough for some when they are considering seeing a therapist? In this day and age, thankfully a therapy session is becoming more commonplace. As a matter of fact, recent estimates show that between five and six million Americans see a therapist on at least a somewhat regular basis.
Whether you’re suffering from a depression disorder, you’re dealing with anxiety over what is happening at work, or you aren’t sure how to work through a particular problem at home, the fact of the matter is that seeing a therapist can make a huge difference in your life. Yes, there seems to be a stigma attached to finding help when you need it, but the truth is that it can actually be incredibly freeing. If you’re on the fence about whether to see someone or not, then today’s blog is for you.
Why See a Therapist?
It Will Help You Unpack Your Thoughts
Sometimes the most important thing is to just be able to talk to someone about what’s going on. Perhaps you feel that you can’t discuss your situation with a friend, a loved one, or a family member because you’re not sure where to start. Heading to counseling services means that you’ll have someone who will sit and listen to what you’re going through, allowing you to get it all out in the open. Unpacking your own thoughts can be a huge challenge, but having someone who knows how to listen and guide the conversation might be exactly what you need.
You Will Have a Support System
You may feel that no one will really understand what you’re going through, but you might be surprised to find that your loved ones will be incredibly supportive of your decision to see a therapist. Having someone to talk to on a regular basis also means that you have a built in support system and seeing someone who has your best interests in mind is certainly never a bad thing.
It Is Effective
According to the American Psychological Association, therapy works and “the science and research are there to back it up.” If you know someone who has gone to therapy, ask them what it did to help and what kept them coming back. Chances are that you will find that the answer is that the person got quite a bit out of therapy and looked forward to speaking with their counselor.
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Don’t let a depression disorder overtake your life. You deserve to get the treatment you need. Whatever is causing apprehension pales in comparison to the feeling of freedom and relief that you can experience during therapy. Whatever your situation looks like, I’m here to talk to you--and your half hour consultation is free! Learn a bit more about me and then give me a call at 248-237-6147 and I’d be glad to discuss your situation with you. If you’re looking for a therapist in Farmington Hills or the surrounding area, I’d love nothing more than to chat with you.