why do people seek therapy?
There are so many reasons.
Depression. Anger. Relationship problems. "Issues." Someone I love is dying. Someone I love died. My health. Fear. Longing. I want to be happy, thrive, create. Sex. Sexuality. Sexual orientation. Gender. Transition. Self-esteem. Toxic parents. Boundaries. Limitations. Strengths. Do I want a baby? Infertility. Adoption. My adopted child(ren). I want to find my biological mother. I was raised by other people's mother(s). My dreams. My boss. My body. my weight. I'm afraid, anxious, obsessed, lonely, mean, hurt, disconnected, tapped out, STUCK. God. No God. I'm sick of my bad habits, grudges, nightmares. Shopping. Eating. Not eating. Can't stop crying. Cant cry. Can't remember. Don't want to remember. Need. Want. Who am I? What color is my parachute?* What kind of life do I want? How do I want to be remembered? Whose life is this anyway? Patience. Acceptance. Change. Growth. Motion. Forgiveness. Friendship. Love.
And a million other reasons including the ones that have no name right now, but which live inside you as a vague "something" that would like your attention.
Being deeply heard, seen, known and gotten can transform. It is incredibly powerful to sit with someone who is dedicated to listening and understanding how it is for you. Not how it should be, but what is true for you in this moment.
Whether you want to feel better, get unstuck, move forward or understand yourself in a new way, you don't have to figure it out by yourself.