Is Therapy for the Weak?

If you’re anything like me, you might sometimes feel like you always have to be strong, This sentiment can lead to thinking that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Many people feel this way which makes getting the help they need that much more difficult. 

Therapy is not for the weak, it is for the brave, the persistent, the determined. 

Asking for help is not for the weak, it is for the curious, the wise, the enlightened. 

Knowing you can’t do it all on your own is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of awareness, humility and the beginning of the journey to greater health. 

It is with our strength that we reach out to others with our need, knowing there is a chance of misunderstanding, judgment, rejection. 

It is with our determination that we stick with therapy even when it seems difficult, painful, frustrating and long. 

It takes great strength to be vulnerable enough to let someone else support you in a journey to better health.

It takes great strength to share the trauma of the past.

It takes great strength to be open and honest with yourself and with others. 

Therapy is not for the weak. It is your strength that will bring you to therapy and keep you there. Even when you are feeling you have no strength; it is there.