The benefits of therapy often get swept under the stigma. You might be a person who handles your life wonderfully. Self growth and insight come naturally to you. Don’t you ever just want to vent? Why wouldn’t you want an unbiased friend who can't be burdened by all you have to share. A safe place to speak your absolute truth. What weakness is shown when you share the effort to build upon your life with a force greater than yours alone?
I recommend therapy to anyone and everyone. You can not show me a single person who is finished. Grown to their maximum potential with no help or guidance to better them further. If you think you have successfully become who you are supposed to be indefinitely, you are holding yourself back from being truly self aware. You are never done, that is what makes this game of life so exciting. There is ALWAYS more to learn, more to do, more to see and more to feel.
For me, therapy is a safe haven. A source of guidance that is permanent. A relationship that is not at stake no matter what I say, or how much I am going through. A comfort and a helping hand to work through all the lessons that come my way. Life takes work, this is inevitable. We aren’t gaining success faster or more efficiently if we do it alone. If you are capable of sharing your thoughts and your feelings with anyone else, you are showing bravery. The desire to live easier, to live better, is the only step you need to be on your way to a healthier, happier life. My favorite thing to say to people who come to me with their personal stories of growth and/or struggle is that you have already taken that powerful step some people never take. You are already at a place in your life where you are mature enough and dedicated enough to make the most important decision of your life. If you have already established that you want to be happy, and you are looking for answers on how to get there, you WILL be successful. Your mind is in route to becoming wiser, stronger, more capable of healing, learning, growing. You are successful in the right that you yearn to be. Life is about how we respond to circumstance. Our attitude on experience and what’s to come. Whether or not you need guidance on working through emotions, the burden of handling these moments is lessened when splitting the load.
Asking for help when needed never makes you weak. Understanding that therapy isn’t help for the needy, but instead help for the wise, could be the thing that turns your life from difficult to rewarding. Give it a shot, you could be the next one raving about your experience.