How to Overcome Your Fear of Seeking Therapy

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Many people may not seek therapy due to the fear that they will be perceived as weak or crazy. People may shy away from therapy because they believe they can deal with their problems on their own. If you’re currently questioning whether therapy is right for you, but are struggling to commit, I am here to guide you to overcome these fears.

If you want to live a peaceful life, therapy can be a great tool for you. It is good to have a therapist who can guide you through problems you encounter in your life. A therapist can listen to your struggles and help you find ways to cope with them.  

Therapy is not a sign of weakness. Many people hold this perception in their minds. The act of seeking therapy only indicates that you are trying to improve yourself and your life. Imagine talking with your therapist like talking to a relative or friend, but without a biased opinion. The good thing about a therapist is that the information you disclose stays between you and them. This information will not be shared with anyone in your personal life, and that should make you feel more comfortable talking to a therapist.

Another problem many people may face is the cost of therapy. Many people do not seek therapy because they cannot afford it. I did not seek therapy for a long time because of this. If you are facing this problem, you should look for therapy offices in your area that are affordable or covered by insurance. That is how I found the therapist I see once a week. I pay $20 per visit. Insurance is included, of course. When it comes to payment methods and affordability, you will find therapists who will work with you. My therapist is very lenient when it comes to payments and is very reasonable when I ask if I can make a payment arrangement for my therapy sessions. Choosing someone who is a good fit for you requires patience and research. Since the pandemic, there are also numerous online therapy programs that are offered at a reasonable price. These sites include Better Help, Calmerry, and more targeted programs like NOCD

Being in therapy does not make you weak. You are seeking better mental health and peace. Every day you want to wake up with positivity and motivation to keep moving forward. You do not want to waste your time worrying about things that do not last forever. Even though therapy may seem scary to you right now, I promise that once you begin, it will be the best decision of your life. Do not fight your pain alone. Get in touch with someone today! Someone is always available to listen and assist you! You deserve to optimize the happiness in your life. 

Written by: Audre Arnett

Instagram: @infinityaudreee

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