Because of the many misconceptions about therapy, you may be reluctant to try it out. Even if you know the realities instead of the myths, you may feel nervous about trying it yourself. Overcoming that nervousness is worth it. That’s because any time your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, therapy can help.

Some people seek therapy because they have felt depressed, anxious or angry for a long time. Others may want help for a chronic illness that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being. Still others may have short-term problems they need help navigating. They may be going through a divorce, feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving a family member’s death, for example.

Therapy helps clients uncover strengths and learn new skills that will allow them to deal with the challenges that arise in life.

A successful therapy experience does not mean a client is cured, it means the person has the inner and outer resources to deal with the ups and downs of life.

In today’s episode Jake will go through the process of therapy, the expectation on both the clinician and patient side. People often don’t commit to therapy because they fear they will be stuck there until they die. There’s nothing wrong with continuing therapy for the rest of your life, but you don’t have to. Therapists don’t want your money that badly.

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