Deciding to see a counselor is often a difficult decision, which takes place over time. Here are a few reasons why people to give counseling a try.
1. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIND A THERAPIST
A good way to find a local therapist is to ask your friends for recommendations. You can also check out the blogs of your local therapists, etc.
2. THERAPISTS COSTS TOO MUCH MONEY
The fees associated with going to therapy are often high, but you can try the following options.
Ask the therapist if their company accepts your insurance
Some therapists use a sliding scale that depends on their clients’ income.
You can see whether your workplace offers free counseling.
3. I DON’T HAVE TIME
If you have the kind of problems that aren’t going to go away, finding a few hours to deal with them now might actually save you time, as well as money and heartache, in the end.
4. ONLY WEAK PEOPLE GO TO THERAPY
Not going to therapy is like a person with a physical injury not asking for help from a doctor. “Oh, I severely injured my leg today, but instead of getting help, I just have to be tough and take the pain.” No, you need to ask for help. It takes a strong person to admit s/he needs help.
5. I WANT TO BE SURE IT WORKS
Therapy isn’t magical. No magic spell exists to immediately “fix” the problem. However, if you dedicate yourself to going to the right therapist and you are honest and open in your sessions, you will most likely find yourself getting better.
If you have questions about therapy and want to talk to one of our therapists, please give us a call at 301.276.2606 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.