5 Benefits of Therapy

It is sometimes difficult to think about talking to a stranger about your life. Society and culture have sometimes contributed to the notion that we should be self-adjusting individuals who don’t need to seek outside assistance. While mental health advocacy has come a long way, today, many still struggle with the idea of going to see a therapist. Statements such as, “be strong, I never needed anyone to help me, and if I could do it, you could do it,” prevent us from getting help from a therapist and finding permanent relief.  

The pros of speaking with a therapist are that you receive an objective perspective, a nonjudgmental, safe space to share your thoughts, and professional advice/solutions to the issues that are occurring in your life. A therapist can teach you the skills necessary to get that job promotion, end conflict smoothly with your significant other, and increase happiness and life satisfaction, amongst many other benefits.  

Here are the top 5 benefits of attending therapy:

When you work with a therapist, it is a team collaboration. The communication dynamic should be one of give and take so that you get optimal information to help resolve, guide, and find the solutions you seek. And just like a team sport, therapy may only last a season or all year long; the duration and frequency are up to you! 

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