Unfortunately, many people who could benefit from therapy choose not to try it because of the stigma that surrounds it. But if you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other type of mental health issue, therapy can be a powerful tool. Here are a few common myths about counseling and why they should be disregarded.

Myths About Therapy, Debunked

  1. It’s Only for Serious Cases

People often assume they don’t need to go to therapy because they don’t have a serious mental health issue. While counseling is certainly essential for people with more severe cases, it can be beneficial for everyone. Whether you’ve been having a hard time recovering from a loss or are feeling overwhelmed with the stress of everyday life, a counselor can help you learn how to manage your feelings.

  1. It’s Too Expensive

There are many ways to make therapy affordable. Talk with your insurance company to see if they’ll cover part of the expense. If not, you can look at your budget and determine what you can afford. Remember that the benefits you’ll enjoy — improved happiness, overall wellness, and better job performance — make therapy a worthy investment.

  1. It Never Ends

Some people do choose to go to appointments regularly for many years, but this isn’t always necessary. When you first sit down with your therapist you’ll determine some goals together, then create an action plan to reach those goals. They’ll teach you the tools you need to manage your own mental wellness so you can naturally phase out of treatment with ease.