I’ll say this about going to therapy.
If you are anywhere near being on the fence about it: Go!
Although I have never been myself, I have seen others benefit greatly.
See, I think there are stresses in our lives that could be eased by talking to a professional acting as a dispassionate third party.
Divorce. Job loss. Death. Bankruptcy. Infidelity. PTSD. Obsessions. Phobias. These are not small things.
Don’t be scared about seeking help.
And certainly don’t have some kind of ill-informed aversion to it all.
“How’d I do?” I asked, nervously trying to joke around before I heard the verdict. He held up a piece of paper with the five categories. “In these four,” he said, “you’re doing okay. But in this one,” he pointed to the one in the middle, “you’re clinical.” “Clinical? What does that mean?” I asked. “People locked up in mental clinics—you’re like them. The only reason you’re not locked up is because you’ve figured out how to use these other four areas to compensate.” “Oh,” I said. I paused for a bit. “So what now?” “Now, we get to work.”
-Tim Grahl, Running Down A Dream