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07: Therapy 101: The Who, What, & Why

Recently, I received a note on Instagram from a listener who wrote to me about her recent loss of a job and how she wants to shift gears to start something new. Realizing she was struggling a bit, she asked me about therapy and if it really helps people, plus how she can find a good therapist.

In her words, I saw what so many people struggle with, so in addition to writing her back, I decided it would be a good topic for this week’s episode.

I hope that after you listen to this episode, you understand a little bit more about what therapy is, the different reasons to go and it gives you some tips for finding the right fit for you.

If you still have questions or want to share more about your experiences with therapy, please send me a DM on Instagram, @authenticandbrave or post in the Facebook Group, as I’d love to hear from you.

Remember, therapy can benefit anyone through learning about yourself and achieving new insights and goals. It can lead to better health, having more fulfilling relationships and therapy can help you create an overall better mental outlook!

If you want a handout describing today’s actions, head over to my website, for a free download. I hope you find a little tip in today’s talk that resonates with you, and you know that you are not alone on your journey of self-discovery and self-care.

Until next time, keep on practicing and keep on being authentic and brave!

What I Cover In This Episode:

  • A look at my own experience when I started going to therapy and what it has allowed me to do throughout the years [3:02]

  • The differences between therapy and counseling [4:14]

  • Why people go to therapy, and the opportunities and challenges that were presented to my family with the pandemic [6:17]

  • Possible signs that you may want to see a therapist [8:48]

  • How therapy helped me after a scary event that happened with my son [10:08]

  • A breakdown of four specific professions that train therapists and why I believe that the best type of therapist is the one that works for you [13:29]

  • What to consider when looking for a therapist, plus what a therapist is not [15:52]

  • How to know if a particular therapist is the right fit for you, and how I view what the goal of therapy should be [18:37]

  • What happens if you go to therapy and it doesn’t work [19:39]

Links & Resources:

Shrinking on Apple TV+

How Do I Know If I Need Therapy? (American Psychological Association)

Episode 5: Tacos and Margaritas: Communication & Compromise in Marriage

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