Is It Weird To See A Therapist?

Seeing a therapist can be very beneficial for mental and emotional health…

 

…and yet there is still a stigma where we don’t like to admit that we see a therapist.

 

Should it be weird to see a therapist?

 

Part of the reason that people can feel embarrassed is because it makes them wonder , “is there something wrong with me? Shouldn’t I be able to help myself?”.  The lingering stigma around mental health makes our culture believe that it’s weird to see a therapist and it must mean that you’re unstable.

 

Unfortunately, such negative connotations keep people from getting the routine mental and emotional health services that keep life from getting out of control.

 

A friend of Arbor Place recently saw a therapist for the first time and said, “everyone should have a therapist, I don’t know why I waited so long to go and talk to someone!”

 

Life is hard. It’s normal to need help

 

We all widely recognize that it’s normal to go to the doctor for a physical or to have a health condition that requires a medical professional’s input.  In the same way it’s normal to need help working through mental and emotional challenges. Most of the time, a professional can help you identify negative patterns in self talk and help you process the highs and lows of emotion that we all experience in life.

 

The biggest problems happen when someone needs help but doesn’t see a professional soon enough.  Getting professional help can minimize the potential of future issues and help you maintain strong mental and emotional health.

 

Should I see a therapist?

 

A therapist is someone you trust that you can share your thoughts with that you may not feel comfortable sharing with someone else.  They’re trained to identify issues, provide honest feedback and help give you the tools you need to process your challenges and overcome obstacles to healthy living.  If you feel that you could benefit from a therapist, we are only a phone call away.

 

Click here to learn more about mental health services at Arbor Place.