Why Therapy Can Be a Good Thing


Let’s face it: therapy has a bad reputation. Therapy is a term that is associated with “crazy” people, but this is a false and unfair assumption. Therapy is not just for the mentally-ill; therapy is for people who are struggling with their emotions. This can be because of a loss, stress, illness, or any other reason that causes you to not feel well mentally. Because of the prejudiced idea that therapy is only for a certain clientele, many people can miss out on what therapy can do for them. Use this information to help remove the stigma from therapy and see if it may actually help you.

Let Those Feelings Out

Having help to sort through your feelings is the most obvious reason to go to therapy. Bottling up feelings is never the right road to take but so many people do it because they feel embarrassed or ashamed of what is going on in their head. You may not know what is going on in your mind.  You may want to spare people, including loved ones, the emotional problems you have. This leads to leaving it all inside your mind and eventually, these feelings are going to come out.  They can come out in a fit of rage or worse. Therapy provides a safe space for you to talk to a professional about what you are struggling with. The therapist will not judge; s/he will listen and help you find your way to your true self again.    

An Answer Can Be an Appointment Away

As a professional with many degrees in psychology and proper work experience, a therapist may understand better than anyone what you are going through. A therapist will ask you to explain your feelings and to think deeper than just the surface of your issues. S/he can provide potential advice that can help you get through and possibly solve the hurdles in your life.  There may not be an easy solution, but a therapist is there to help guide you through a path that can make your life easier.

Reawaken Your Confidence

Therapy can help you understand your emotions and how to deal with them to make your life easier. This gives you the opportunity to live your life to the fullest and be who you want to be.  By going through therapy and learning to be in touch with your emotions, you can be you. You do not have to be a person that is fighting her own demons; you can be a person that is confident enough to work through problems in a healthy manner.

Therapy is not for the “crazies” of the world; therapy is open to anyone that is seeking help. You can pour your heart out to a therapist or you can talk about the good day that you had. The therapist is there for you to help you be the best version of yourself.

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Ariel is a senior at Fairleigh Dickinson University with a major in English Literature and a minor in History. When she is not writing or studying for class, she can be found at the movies or volunteering at her local hospital. She hopes to work as a journalist or a grant writer.

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