Pauliann Long, LCSW-C




9 Things People In Therapy Want You To Know, an article from HuffPost

Good morning,

Hopefully you are managing with this recent snowstorm that passed through Maryland over the weekend. Sadly, it’s going to be awhile before we see green grass so hang in there! Today we are sharing an article from HuffPost entitled ‘9 Things People In Therapy Want You To Know.’ This is a great article that breaks down some of the typical “therapy stereotypes” and gives a true insight into what it’s all about.

9 Things People In Therapy Want You To Know
No, you don’t have to lay on a couch.
 01/13/2016 05:55 pm ET
Lindsay Holmes
Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post

Therapy can be a loaded word. Misunderstandings about mental health mean this treatment, which has helped millions of people, is sometimes judged and stigmatized — and that can stand in the way of healing.

So here’s a PSA to the entire world: Therapy is not a bad thing.

Seeing a mental health professional is no different than seeing a specialist for any other illness. Research shows therapy is one of the best ways to treat mental health disorders. Period. And for those without a mental illness, it’s a great way to simply work through pressing life issues that may be causing some stress.

Therapists can give a person the tools they need to successfully manage their condition. It’s perfectly reasonable to go to a clinician for a physical illness. Shouldn’t the same expectation apply to a clinician for a mental illness?

The point, after all, is to be healthy. That includes taking care of the mind in therapy. In an effort to demystify the process, HuffPost rounded up 10 things everyone should know about therapy.

To find out what nine things we want you to know, click here to read the rest of the article!


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