This is so honest and hopeful. I really enjoyed reading this and as a therapist myself I fell glad that through the many who drop out in a session or two, there are a few who really feel the change.
Therapy didn’t result in a singular epiphany that changed everything for me. There wasn’t a light bulb moment when I realized that everything stemmed from some childhood event, or that my “issues” began when a bully threw my Popsicle into the sand box. When I began therapy at the age of 17, though, that’s what I imagined it would be.
During my years of therapy, it was subtle realizations through guided dialogue — not one big AHA! moment — that challenged a lot of my unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, and ultimately, changed my life.
What I thought would be a couple months of counseling turned out to be five years — five years that taught me so much, lessons I’ll never forget.
Therapy was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. And although the impact is still being realized every single day, I’ve compiled a…
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