Talking about your feelings is one of the most therapeutic things you can do for yourself.
Whether you’re chatting with a friend, a family member or a licensed professional, we think it’s so important to practice self-care. Even if you’re the happiest person in the room, it helps to simply be able to let everything out. And guess what? Going to therapy doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. In fact, it shows that you take great care of yourself! And these days, you can go to an office, speak on the phone or even video chat to get great talking therapy. Below, you’ll find a list of seven reasons why everyone should consider going to therapy.
Speaking with a licensed professional will undoubtedly put your mind at ease. When you talk to them about your life and they actually listen and give you helpful advice, it’s another step to show that you’re doing everything you can and taking the necessary steps to improve.
Whether you’re going through a hard breakup, have a strained relationship with a family member or any other number of things, talking it out with a therapist will help you to see things more clearly. Perhaps they’ll be able to show you your self-worth. Maybe you’ll find that you overreacted to a situation. The options are endless.
No matter how bad you think something that you did is, how awkward you feel or how boring you think your life is—a therapist’s office is a judgment-free zone. They’re there to be a listener and at times give guidance. The last thing they’re doing is judging you!
Talking to friends or family about the things going on in your life is normal and natural, but sometimes they aren’t the best people to go to. That’s why going to a therapist is so nice—because they are completely unbiased! They aren’t trying to please anyone, rather, they look at the big picture and what will benefit you.
If you’ve ever kept a journal and looked back at your entries, we’re willing to bet you don’t even recognize the person you were in the beginning. As humans, we change and evolve, and with a therapist there to guide us, the make the process all the easier. They can pinpoint certain things in your life that will make you sit back, reflect and learn.
When you’re actively thinking of ways to improve your life, it’s inevitable that it will happen. A therapist is there not only to listen but to help you navigate the areas of your life that need assistance. Whether it’s goal-setting or working through your emotions, going to therapy is bound to help you see improvement in your day-to-day life.
Some people like to talk about their feelings, while others keep them bottled up inside. When it comes down to it, though, we’re strong believers in talking it out, and when it’s with a therapist in a controlled environment, imagine the wonders it can do for your mental health.
Interested in self-care? Look HERE for seven self-care practices you can do monthly.