The Stigma of Therapy

There are many creative names for therapy, reflective of the various stigmas, including hocus-pocus, mental brainwashing, and head-shrinking. Unfortunately, the realm of counseling still remains quite mysterious to most people, somewhat like a magic trick. As a result, many decide not to pursue therapy despite significant emotional, physical or mental distress. Most people who initiate counseling do not have a serious mental illness. They’re having life challenges, or difficult life-cycle transitions, that may be taxing their current ability to cope, which in turn, affects their well-being and ability to function. Ultimately, counseling is an invaluable investment in your overall health, an act of courage not weakness, and a gift to those whose lives you touch.

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