As many of you know, I find therapy to be incredibly rewarding and helpful. I’ve pretty much had a standing hour-long appointment with my therapist every week for the past two years, and it’s been such a comfort to me and become an integral part of my health & lifestyle. My therapist recently had a baby and took a six week maternity leave, and I was so nervous at first that I wouldn’t have access to her for so long. The time has flown by, and I’ve really felt a sense of freedom realizing that I am also fully capable and complete on my own. Therapy no longer feels like something that I absolutely consistently need to function anymore, but it is because of the many lessons and tools that I have learned that I can continue to grow and heal.
I plan to continue with my therapist now that she’s available again, and I still highly recommend therapy to absolutely anyone and everyone. We all carry a lot of baggage and it is so incredibly healing and empowering to work through it bit by bit with a therapist. They’re like mental Marie Kondos, helping us to clear the unnecessary and outdated/outgrown while helping us rediscover what truly sparks joy.
Here are three of the most important lessons that I’ve learned from therapy that I think almost everyone can benefit from: