Therapy can sound intimidating. Misconceptions about therapy make it even worse. Therapy is not staring at inkblots hoping to reveal some magical insight about you. Therapy is not lying on a couch talking to the backside of your therapist. What therapy is-or what it should be-is a relationship. It’s recognizing something is wrong and learning ways to fix it. Being in therapy doesn’t mean you are ‘crazy.’ Rather, it makes you a problem solver.
People seek treatment for all kinds of reasons. Some are having relationship problems. Some have suffered a loss. Some feel stuck. Some worry too much. Some just feel unhappy. Even though the reasons for seeing a therapist are tough, the good news is, quality therapy works.