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12 Rewarding Benefits of Therapy

Jonathan Riley

“Emotional wellbeing is just as important to us as Breathing is!”

If you’re considering therapy, you may be thinking about the possible drawbacks. Cost might be a concern for you. You might also be aware that therapy is often difficult. Trauma or other painful events from the past can be frightening to remember and discuss with someone. Working through challenges isn’t easy, and therapy isn’t always a quick fix. Make sure that when you’re ready to see a therapist that you can be honest with yourself and with your them.

Managing a mental illness is just one reason to go to therapy. So much of My Practice’s work involves helping people in improving their self-esteem, finances, and confidence; all of which aren’t necessarily symptoms of a mental health disorder but have a significant impact on daily life. Think of it as emotional self-care. Therapy can be a time and space where you feel supported and heard. Counsellors at My Practice are trained to listen carefully and teach you new ways to approach problems, manage symptoms, and develop healthy habits for dealing with life’s unexpected twists and turns.

But if you’re willing to do the work, therapy can be rewarding. It’s a safe, judgment-free space where you can share anything, with a trained professional who is there to help.

Here are 12 reasons why therapy is worth it.

1. Learn More About Yourself. Therapists listen to your story and help you make connections; if you are feeling lost, they may offer guidance or recommendations.

2. Therapy Can Help with Repressed Emotions. Many of us grew up believing issues shouldn’t be discussed and should be swept under the rug. However, unexpressed feelings and traumas can build up and explode later. Therapy can help you process events and emotions, leading to positive thought patterns.

3. Therapy Can Improve Relationships. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, therapy can help you address difficulties relating to others, such as insecurity in relationships or difficulty trusting your partner.

4. Therapy Can Strengthen Your Relationship. Therapy can help you look at whether you’re in healthy relationships and learn how to establish boundaries. Therapy can also help you develop insight, change negative thinking patterns, and feel less alone.

5. Therapy Can Improve Health. Studies show that problems with the mind can have a negative effect on one’s physical health. These studies have revealed a link between good mental health and physical health.

6. Therapy Boosts Confidence. Therapy is a great place to build your confidence and work through past unhealthy relationships or unresolved experiences from childhood that might have knocked your confidence.

7. Therapy Helps You Be Your Best. As Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living”. If we don’t take the time to get to know ourselves, our strengths and vulnerabilities, there’s no way to know if we’ve given life our all. Self-awareness is the biggest gift we can give both ourselves and the people around us.

8. Therapy Can Help You Succeed. If you aren’t sure of what your goals are, therapy can help you clarify them and set realistic steps to meet them.

9. Therapy Can Help You Achieve Your Goals. When you challenge yourself and succeed, you send a message to your brain that you can achieve anything. This boosts your confidence and encourages you to try new things. This is critical in making the most of the opportunities that come your way and living the best life possible.

10. Therapy Can Make You Feel Happier. Talking over your past, present, and future with a therapist can lead to greater self- compassion. Higher levels of self-compassion have been linked to improved health and wellbeing, greater empathy and altruism, and protection from anxiety.

11. Successful People Believe in Therapy. People don’t go to therapy because they’re weak. The opposite is true. Weak people hide from their problems; successful people confront them. Successful people don’t fear being vulnerable because they know it’s beneficial in the long run. Successful people do not fear therapy; rather, they embrace it as a tool for success.

12. Therapy Can Improve All Areas of Life. If you feel like something is holding you back from living life as you envision it, therapy can help you address this. When you aren’t sure what’s keeping you from making change, therapy can help you discover the answer.

The reasons to see a therapist are endless. Not only is therapy going to help you with whatever you’re going through right now, but it’s also going to leave you much better equipped to deal with what happens in the future too.

If you’re interested in scheduling a free 15-minute consultation with us, book online today.