Therapy is not always an easy step for one to take; however, it is sooooo worth it!
Everyone Needs a Therapist
Step 1: You need to do some reflection work.
Take some time to really think about what you expect to achieve going to therapy. Ask yourself, What goals do I want to accomplish? What childhood or adult trauma do I want to address and heal from? What personal growth do I want to achieve? Some examples: marital issues/concerns, work issues, anxiety, stress, family connection, etc.
Step 2: You need to commit.
Therapy is not a “one and done” service.
Therapy is a journey; an adventure for which you will have a committed licensed professional right by your side every step of the way. Your commitment to self, mental health, and your treatment goals are most important.
- Protect your scheduled appointments by ensuring its priority in your life.
- Do the work;… you and your therapist set for your growth.
- Focus on the goals and treatment plan so you don’t lose sight of your purpose.
Step 3: You need to consult your insurance plan and your financial budget.
On the back of most insurance cards is your direct number for Mental Health and Substance Abuse. This number connects you to a member’s service agent who can tell you what your eligibility and benefits are as well as what copay you may have for mental health services. This will allow you to plan your visits and know what you are expected to pay at each session.
Therapy is an essential part of personal growth and healing. It is work, it is challenging,
It is rewarding, it is life changing and most of all YOU ARE WORTH IT.