You’ve heard how there is a special medical field that approaches people who are in need of emotional help: the therapist. Sounds like scam, right? Why do people need therapists, anyway? They are just for weak people who are not capable of facing life with a gusto! There are different kinds of people that have different kinds of needs, and you will meet people who are uncomfortable with sharing their life depressions and stresses with someone close to them, especially if they find that the source of their stress is within their circle. This is why they find it comfortable to seek emotional help from an outside source, especially experts in the field of counseling depressed people.
A therapists’ main job is to help motivate people to overcome life challenges, aside from those diagnosed with serious mental health issues. Because of the latter, therapists are painted with the wrong image that can only be approached by patients diagnosed with depression related disorders.
Problems With Society
The common problem many people face today is that they are pressured or feel like they do not need to have any professional help from a therapist. The former reason, which is a powerful tool for an individual to go into a state of depression, is peer pressure – the pressure of feeling that the people around that said individual will look at him or her negatively, seeing that he or she is seeking therapy counseling because she is suffering from a mental disorder. There is also the latter reason, which is the biggest weakness many people have. They think that they are already smart enough to overcome any obstacles in life.
Everyone should know that they have one or two blind spots they are not aware of, and being smart has nothing to do with it. A thriving therapist does not care about your background, which school you go to or even tell you how you should live life or what you are going to do with it. Therapists will give you a perspective based on outside experience that will help give you more insight about yourself so that you will be able to make better choices in life, that is designed for you only.
The rumor that therapists are only for those diagnosed with serious mental condition a.k.a. Crazy people has been around for many decades and will not dissipate soon. Therapy is a kind of emotional help that is designed for people who realize that they need someone to help them cope with emotional and stressful problems. Learning the techniques and the right tools from these professionals will make them more confident in themselves and become emotionally balanced.
Sometimes therapy has gotten the image of self-indulgence, designed for complainers and whiners. This is not what therapy is. People who think that therapy is for whiners and complainers have no idea that it involves a lot of hard work. It involves improvement from taking a good look at your life and yourself, and then taking responsibility of every choices you make, which therapists will help willingly. In the end, you will be the one who will do all the work.