Finding a therapist can be a journey, and I’m happy that it’s brought you this far. Therapy, counseling, psychotherapy and all of its synonyms is a brave process that takes a strong will to enter into, and a level of endurance to commit and continue.
We as humans are brave and resilient people, who may also need some non-judgmental support. For those seeking support, it may appear that their life’s story may be unfolding or even unraveling. It isn’t unusual to have assistance from another person to help us understand what we are experiencing within the our minds, bodies, relationships or even in the world. The hope of eventually coming to peace with whatever that story may look like now is the goal of counseling.
“You are an animal whose needs are not being met. You need to have a community. You need to have meaningful values. You need to have meaningful work. You need the natural world. You need to feel you are respected. You need a secure future. You need connections to all these things” — Johann Hari
Please reach out for help. You may even find a stronger sense of self when it’s all over.