What the therapy could provide me?
Ask anyone how to get in good physical shape and they’ll have a pretty similar answer: start by walking or running, get a gym membership, consider changes to your diet, and when you want a little more guidance, hire a personal trainer.
But what about getting in good mental shape?
A lot of advice for mental health care serves as a temporary salve: take a day off, talk to a loved one, and treat yourself to something you enjoy. Turns out, one of the best things you can do for your mental health is pretty similar to hiring a personal trainer: find a therapist.
Having a coach or a trainer for physical fitness has been part of the zeitgeist for a while, but it’s only recently that culture has begun to move away from the idea of “just tough it out” for mental fitness and move on to the idea that going to regular therapy sessions can not only be helpful, but it can also change your whole perspective.
As the stigma against caring for our mental health is slowly lifted, it’s becoming clear to many people that therapy can not only help pull us out of a hole, but it can also make a good life even better.