Whatever your reason for coming to therapy, you're seeking something you don’t already have.
You may not even know what that something is. Still, the act of choosing therapy can bring you closer to what you haven’t managed to obtain on your own.
What exactly does therapy do?
You might gain a better understanding.
Understanding around who you are and what you’re all about
Understanding about what’s going on in your life and why it’s affecting you
Understanding of how your choices may be helping or even hindering your own happiness
You may go through a process of acceptance.
Acceptance of life as it is
Acceptance of your responsibility in your own story
Acceptance of the fact that that you can’t make other people change or act differently
Acceptance of what it’s going to take to get the results you want
You could find skills.
Skills to notice when something’s off inside
Skills to come back to center when you feel off-balance
Skills to face challenging situations with a newfound calm and confidence
These are all signs of change.
We often think of change as seeing external circumstances shifting; but in fact, substantial change can occur internally as well just by adjusting how we see or respond to things.
You are capable of significant transformative growth, and therapy can help that growth happen.
So, will therapy pay off?
As with all adventures, we’re never certain what we’ll discover along the way or how valuable the journey will be.
That said, therapy is a place of possibility–possibility of achieving meaningful change with the support of someone who’s committed to helping you realize it.