I’ll start by saying that therapy has saved my life… more than once.
It takes an extraordinary amount of deep work, but it’s so worth it.
It’s painful peeling back all those layers to get to the core and get in touch with your inner self. That’s when you can really start to heal. There’s so much rawness, truth, and navigating through past and current feelings and experiences. It can be both terrifying and enlightening.
What’s incredible about therapy is that when you do the work and come out on the other side, you’ll have learned more than you thought possible about your existence, your journey, yourself. For me, being that tuned in has been key to having a healthier relationship with myself and with others.
Personally, I’ve done a few different types of therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and long-term psychotherapy. All have had a place for me during different seasons of my life.
How to get started
If you’ve never been to therapy before, your first task is to find a mental health professional who’s a good fit for you; someone you feel comfortable with so that you can be open and honest. You may have to try more than one therapist – I’ve definitely had to do that a few times.
Where to learn more
My partner, Mental Health America, has a great section on its website about the different types of therapy and mental health care available. Get it here.
As always, reach out if you have questions. xx