It’s a big word, and something no one wants to experience, especially from their health care provider. It might be even worse when it comes from your mental health care provider (e.g., therapist, counselor, psychiatrist). However, we want to assure you that your therapist or psychiatrist are not in their field to judge you. They are not there to make you feel shameful about what you’re going through.
They are there and available for you so that you can have a JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE to honestly and openly express your thoughts, emotions, fears, concerns, and wishes.
Your therapist is there to help you process, to listen to you, to offer advice, to help you practice what you want to say, and to learn new coping skills. However, it can still be an extremely fearful and anxiety-producing situation. Therefore, we want to know …
- What scares you about seeing a therapist?
- Does anything help you feel better about talking with a mental health professional?
- What good experiences have you had with being able to talk to someone who is objective (neutral) and wants to help you problem solve something?
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