The Benefits of Therapy
How Therapy Can Benefit Everyone
For a long time, mental health and therapy just seemed to be one of taboo topics. Something you really shouldn’t be talking about, and if you did, people may pass judgment or stigma. Over time though, countless nonprofits and social justice groups have been advocating for the de-stigmatization of struggles with mental health. Since the start of the pandemic, it seems as though it is much easier to talk about mental health and that is more “okay” to bring it up and ask for help. I guess we all just started to realize that we have all been struggling in some sort of way. And that’s okay.
Over the past year, I have presented all kinds of coping techniques and strategies for managing stress and improving mental health. But I have always avoided anything about therapy. So today, I am going to be sharing some of the benefits of seeking therapy for mental health.
Helps improves communication skills
Helps you feel empowered
Learn how to make healthier choices
Develop coping strategies for distress
Improve relationships with others and self
There are many other benefits for therapy, but these are definitely the biggest benefits. I can actually speak to these as I have been going to therapy for years now. For me, therapy is something that helps me get through some of the harder times when I struggle with my mental health. It is also something that helps me maintain the highs when my mental health is in a really good spot. Yes, you heard that right. I still go to therapy even when I am not necessarily “struggling”. That is because it is still a place that I can learn about myself, learn how to express emotions in a healthy way, and learn how to appropriately communicate with others. I can also have the opportunity to resolve even the smallest internal conflicts and vent about frustrations in day-to-day life.
Therapy can be a powerful tool. And whatever reason you have for going, you don’t need to justify it to anyone. To learn more about going to therapy, contact PACS at (603) 862-2090.