This is your regular reminder that there are hundreds of different reasons to go to therapy, and these reasons may or may not include having or suspecting a mental health disorder or a crisis. Therapy is a neutral tool, and you can’t make any assumptions about someone’s mental health status based on the fact that they go to therapy. And, at the same time, if you thin that therapy sound helpful, you can go! You don’t have to suspect a mental health disorder or have a “big reason”.
- In therapy, you can express yourself freely and learn how to talk about uncomfortable things.
- Your therapist can give you support and encouragement.
- You can go to therapy for a mental health checkup to prevent future crisis.
- Therapy can teach you new, more useful coping skills.
- Therapy can help you learn more about yourself and your patterns and behaviours.
- Your therapist can give you an outsider perspective on the things you’re dealing with.
- Your therapist can help you navigate life transitions and changes.
Why do you go to therapy?