This article perfectly articulates the vulnerability that entering therapy can offer, but also the resiliency of the human spirit and the hope of change and transformation that can occur. I agree wholeheartedly with the idea of therapy as an investment in yourself. It involves some work and effort on your part. Unpacking some painful experiences in your life, can be unsettling and healing at the same time. It can be an amazing springboard for the life you now want to create. The fact that I get to support people in doing so is nothing short of amazing!
Artisan Clinical Associates writes:
My clients tend to think I’ll be surprised when they cancel a session.
The truth is, I’m surprised when they show up.
In fact, it amazes me whenever anyone chooses to go to therapy. Think about it. When you go to therapy, you’re choosing to be vulnerable. You’re choosing to move toward your pain rather than away from it. You’re choosing to sit in the midst of your uncertainty for a time, rather than spending all your energy shoring up your certitude about everything and everyone.