Sometimes life just feels heavy. Having someone that can offer unbiased insight, honest feedback, and gentle encouragement, can be incredibly helpful. My personal experience with counseling, while not always easy, has been key to building a life that I love.
Many of us go to the doctor for periodic check-ups, get our oil changed in our vehicles regularly & review our financial plans from time to time – therapy is no different. No relationship is ever entirely smooth sailing & my wife & I have benefited greatly from our periodic “check-ups” with our therapist. She has a great gift to both listen when she needs to listen and give advice when it’s the right time. She helped us through a “stormy” period in our relationship, but that wasn’t the end. We still schedule 30 minute sessions from time to time just to check in – each and every time she gives us a couple of useful nuggets to think about & try to incorporate into our relationship.
Coming to see my therapist for the first time was one of the most terrifying steps I ever took in hopes to help myself. She became a beacon that I sought. A guiding light. Her gentle hand and heart have become an irreplaceable part of my world. I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t walked through her door.
I started seeing a therapist after my mother passed away from cancer. It didn’t rush the grieving process or allow me to check it off my list - although I really wanted it to. But it did give me someone to hold my hand and walk through it with me. It opened my eyes to see so many things even aside from the grief. I continue to go because it is a tool to learn about myself and assistance in figuring out why.