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Published:August 1, 2022

Therapy is just like going to the gym

It is okay for you to be in therapy. 

What is an option when someone believes they have put on a few pounds? They may go to the gym, change their diet, connect with other people who want to get healthier or join a weight management program. They work on losing a few pounds every day, every month until they reach their goal weight they may transition from attending the gym daily to going once a week, increasing the time they spend in the gym or the intensity. Therapy follows the same concept, differently. A person notices something they want to work on or someone else brings it to their attention. They may go to a therapist, change their friends, connect with others who are also in therapy or join a support group. They begin seeing the therapist weekly, then biweekly, then monthly, then, as needed. There is a misconception about therapy that I would like to clear up. Your physical, mental, emotional, and sexual health is the same. It is necessary to address all these areas and include maintenance, as needed. Let’s be clear about something. Therapy is to heal, manage, or process some people in your life who will NOT go to therapy. Healing, managing, or processing the things that have happened can take place in a session, a couple of sessions, or a long-term commitment. You deserve the opportunity to work on your mental health just as you deserve the opportunity to go to the gym to blow off some steam. All health is wealth. Let’s get rich! 

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