With the stigma surrounding mental health, it’s not always easy admitting that you need to see a therapist. But if you’ve never tried it and are considering it, just know that it’s worth both the financial and time investment.

From some much-needed “me time” to a safe space where you can express your deepest concerns, ahead are five reasons why you should give therapy a chance.

One hour of uninterrupted time for yourself
Let’s face it, it’s probably been a while since you’ve had time just for yourself, so time with a therapist will help you incorporate at least an hour of “you” time into an otherwise chaotic week.

Improve communication with others
We all have a partner, boss, family member, or friend that we just can’t seem to effectively communicate with. Since communication is the root of all healthy relationships, you might as well work with a therapist to learn a few helpful tips on how to do just that.

Learn something new about yourself
The cool thing about existing in this world is that we are constantly evolving, learning new skills, and trying new things. When you see a therapist and start dissecting some of your patterns and behaviors, you’ll get a stronger insight on who you are.

Freedom of judgment
Talking to a therapist means that you’re entering a judgment-free zone. If your therapist has been in the field for a while, you’re probably not the first person to bring up a certain topic. They’re there to listen and help you reflect, so go with an open mind — there’s nothing you can say that would make them think any less of you.

Gain perspective
Sometimes an outsider’s perspective on a situation can be helpful in gaining clarity. Although a therapist’s job isn’t to offer advice, they’ll guide you through the situation with thought-provoking questions that might help you find the answer you were looking for.

Resources to find a therapist

You can also always call your insurance to see to find a network provider in your area.

xx, The FabFitFun Team