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PROBLEMS -- Would you rather be stuck or begin feeling better?

answered 10:57 PM EST, Sat March 10, 2012
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Is it normal to be afraid of trying therapy? I am kind of nervous about opening up to anyone but I’m also really worried that if therapy doesn’t make me feel better then I’ll really feel hopeless. It’s like right now I am holding off so just in case things get really bad I can still feel like there will be something that will be able to help me – like a last resort kind of hope.

Ken Sneed Says...

Ken Sneed K. Sneed
MDiv, MA, LPC, LMFT

Although it can be kind of scary to open up with a stranger, it can also be nice because we can't tell ANYONE about what you've said.  Also, because we're trained (and experienced) to know that what you, the client, are experiencing is not really unheard of, it's easy to listen without thinking ill of you. You can rest assured that we're there for you, you're not there to please us. 

Also, think with me for a minute about, "holding off so just in case things get really bad I can still feel like there will be something that will be able to help me."  Why not get started, see what can be accomplished, and there will always be something more you can address until you find the tools to deal with problems that seem to have you down in the dumps. Would you rather be miserable or begin to work your way out of the pit?

Call a counselor today and begin to work through your concerns.  If you don't connect with the first therapist, go to another.  No counselor is able to connect effectively with every client, so don't feel bad about moving on if it isn't working for you. 

 

 

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