Why I’ve Decided to Go to Therapy

By Dawn BevierJuly 19, 2021

This piece was originally published on Medium here. We’re sharing with full permission from the author. Please note that some of the situations mentioned and the language used may be triggering. 

The factors that made me decide I’m going to give therapy a try:

I knew holding in my emotions was killing me.

I told you I’m intensely private, so I’m not ready just quite yet to spill the beans to an audience about what monsters run through my head.

“And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

I knew I needed someone to make me face my feelings.

Those uglies I told you about? The ones that decided to make my mind a twenty-four-hour disco?

I knew I needed a completely unbiased point of view.

The part that always put me off about therapy was the whole stranger thing. These people don’t know me. They don’t know the specifics of who and what I deal with on a daily basis.

I knew if I didn’t address my issues, my problems were only going to get worse.

Author Tessa Bailey states:

The bottom line:

Therapy is a personal choice. There’s no one size fits all way to deal with your problems. But if you are toying with the idea of talking to someone, here’s something to think about.

  • evading others because the issue causes you shame
  • experiencing a drastic drop in your level of satisfaction with life
  • trying to cope with an issue in unhealthy or self-destructive ways
  • realizing that your problem has begun to interfere with your professional life and relationships

This piece was written by Dawn Bevier. Dawn is a teacher, thinker, learner, and writer. 

People need other people. You are not weak for wanting or needing support. If you’re seeking professional help, we encourage you to use TWLOHA’s FIND HELP Tool. If you reside outside of the US, please browse our growing International Resources database. You can also text TWLOHA to 741741 to be connected for free, 24/7 to a trained Crisis Text Line counselor. If it’s encouragement or a listening ear that you need, email our team at [email protected].

Leave a Reply

Comments (1)

  1. Tauren Gess

    I’m a firm believer in therapy even therapists need therapy

    Reply  |  
Get Email Updates

Sign up for our newsletter to hear updates from our team and how you can help share the message of hope and help.