Kim Castro
August 18, 2022

Not Everyone Who Seeks Therapy Has a Mental Illness

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone who seeks therapy has a mental illness.  

There are a lot of misconceptions and stigmas around mental health and this is one of them.  

We all need therapy and to talk to someone at some point in our lives. Such as dealing with the loss of a loved one, preparing for a big move, going through huge changes in life, and even getting a new job can be stressful. It's just part of life. ⁠

But why do people stigmatize those who go to therapy as having a mental illness?

We can change this idea by ending that stigma. ⁠

One of the biggest misconceptions about therapy is that it’s only intended to treat serious clinical mental illness or to help alleviate the most severe traumas.  

The beauty of therapy is that it’s quite the opposite. But we are here to tell you that no one is any more or less deserving of therapy.

There is no ranking of problems that only allows specific persons to go to therapy. It is designed to help with nearly every aspect of life, from the seemingly "small" issues to the most devastating of traumas.  

Here are a few ways you can benefit from therapy even if you don't have a mental illness.  

1. It can help you learn to love yourself.

2. It helps make the good things in your life great.

3. It can help you navigate some big life choices.

4. It can help you express yourself in a healthy way.

5. It can allow you to build better relationships.  

Therapy can be a great way to explore and understand the issues we navigate every day. This includes the decisions at work, at home, in relationships, or in life in general.  

The therapist can help you obtain your goals, get clear on your problems, improve the quality of your life and relationships, and support you through thick or thin.   A therapist is someone who can piece together your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that you may not have realized otherwise.

If you are looking for someone to talk to, feel free to reach out. Our mental health coaches are here to help.

Your mental health matters.
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