Tell the world you have a therapist. Let's make it normal.

By Charidy

My therapist is a constant blessing to me. I probably wouldn’t be alive without her.

My therapist is a constant blessing to me. I probably wouldn’t be alive without her.

Therapy has changed my life forever! We ALL experience difficulties in one way or another. Accepting support demonstrates strength in so many ways. Improving mental health is for everybody!

Therapy has changed my life forever! We ALL experience difficulties in one way or another. Accepting support demonstrates strength in so many ways. Improving mental health is for everybody!

After being in and out of psychotherapy my whole life and hating every step, I was so sure it wasn’t for me, or that I just wasn’t a good patient. An unfortunate turn of events required me to go back into treatment. I was told I only needed to go to four sessions, but I continued going in for a little over two years. He earned my trust quicker than I usually give it. He understood me on a level most people do not. I can’t put into words what he did for me. He probably didn’t even realize it. Saying goodbye was one of the hardest moments for me when I moved away. Lucky for me, I found my counselor who was my rock through the terrible high school years. The one who put up with me and still liked me when I was at one of the lowest points of my life. My therapists are a huge part of my life, I keep them with me always.

After being in and out of psychotherapy my whole life and hating every step, I was so sure it wasn’t for me, or that I just wasn’t a good patient. An unfortunate turn of events required me to go back into treatment. I was told I only needed to go to four sessions, but I continued going in for a little over two years. He earned my trust quicker than I usually give it. He understood me on a level most people do not. I can’t put into words what he did for me. He probably didn’t even realize it. Saying goodbye was one of the hardest moments for me when I moved away. Lucky for me, I found my counselor who was my rock through the terrible high school years. The one who put up with me and still liked me when I was at one of the lowest points of my life. My therapists are a huge part of my life, I keep them with me always.

Severe Depression, some Anxiety, Drug Addiction, and history of Trama.  It will truly save your life, trust me.

Severe Depression, some Anxiety, Drug Addiction, and history of Trama.  It will truly save your life, trust me.

break the silence

break the silence

I have a therapist, and have been inspired me to be one.  I am currently attending a group therapy, as well as an individual one, and it’s without a doubt changed the course of my life.  It’s scary, it’s frustrating, and it’s overwhelming, but I’ve luckily had a lot of supportive, wonderful help along the way.  It’s one of the best things you can do for yourself - it’s time to not be scared anymore.  #endthestigma

I have a therapist, and have been inspired me to be one.  I am currently attending a group therapy, as well as an individual one, and it’s without a doubt changed the course of my life.  It’s scary, it’s frustrating, and it’s overwhelming, but I’ve luckily had a lot of supportive, wonderful help along the way.  It’s one of the best things you can do for yourself - it’s time to not be scared anymore.  #endthestigma

Well at first I was actually feeling like I don’t need help or a therapist. I didn’t think I was that bad. After my first therapy I cried I can’t lie. I couldn’t even know how to feel. I wasn’t the super friendly person she has ever met. But somehow in time, I opened myself and she helped me. And she still does. It has been almost 10 months since I started seeing her and you should know that there is nothing be shamed of about getting help. It’s normal. And I encourage you to do the same, you will not regret it!

Well at first I was actually feeling like I don’t need help or a therapist. I didn’t think I was that bad. After my first therapy I cried I can’t lie. I couldn’t even know how to feel. I wasn’t the super friendly person she has ever met. But somehow in time, I opened myself and she helped me. And she still does. It has been almost 10 months since I started seeing her and you should know that there is nothing be shamed of about getting help. It’s normal. And I encourage you to do the same, you will not regret it!

"I am a psychotherapist and i’m in psychotherapy. End the stigma."

"I am a psychotherapist and i’m in psychotherapy. End the stigma."

Theres nothing wrong with asking for help, my experience in therapy has been and still is great! I’m getting better everyday with the help of my therapist

Theres nothing wrong with asking for help, my experience in therapy has been and still is great! I’m getting better everyday with the help of my therapist

… and I’m looking forward to working with a third in a few weeks’ time

… and I’m looking forward to working with a third in a few weeks’ time

I have a therapist and someday I want to become a therapist. 
Therapy is an amazing gift.<3  I support therapists 100%.

I have a therapist and someday I want to become a therapist. 

Therapy is an amazing gift.<3  I support therapists 100%.

In the second year of grad school, my life was forced into a sudden and unexpected whirlwind process of utter metamorphosis&#8230;and although a painful path, I would not trade it for anything&#8230;I learned so much about myself, faced my childhood &#8216;demons&#8217; and dealt with unresolved grief and loss&#8230;I have walked through the &#8216;valley of the shadow of death&#8217;, figuratively, and feel that I came out stronger and wiser than ever before, and look forward to continuously grow as I am sure there is much more for me to learn in the process of life&#8230;what&#8217;s more amazing, is that, I have felt God&#8217;s presence through it all, and sensed His gentle reassurance, that everything that I am going through, has been allowed to happen, and will receive enough strength to make it, one day at a time&#8230;I am sincerely grateful for everyone who offered their support, especially my absolutely amazing therapist&#8230;and a word of encouragement: when you are faced with something so hard and so painful that you cannot breathe, don&#8217;t forget that this shall pass, be receptive and look for the meaning in it&#8230;there&#8217;s always something good that comes out of strife and suffering, I promise ;] — thankful.

In the second year of grad school, my life was forced into a sudden and unexpected whirlwind process of utter metamorphosis…and although a painful path, I would not trade it for anything…I learned so much about myself, faced my childhood ‘demons’ and dealt with unresolved grief and loss…I have walked through the ‘valley of the shadow of death’, figuratively, and feel that I came out stronger and wiser than ever before, and look forward to continuously grow as I am sure there is much more for me to learn in the process of life…what’s more amazing, is that, I have felt God’s presence through it all, and sensed His gentle reassurance, that everything that I am going through, has been allowed to happen, and will receive enough strength to make it, one day at a time…I am sincerely grateful for everyone who offered their support, especially my absolutely amazing therapist…and a word of encouragement: when you are faced with something so hard and so painful that you cannot breathe, don’t forget that this shall pass, be receptive and look for the meaning in it…there’s always something good that comes out of strife and suffering, I promise ;] — thankful.