Updated: Sep 10, 2019
When you decide you need help and want to see a therapist, it is the scariest and the bravest thing you could ever do. Once you have made the call and set up your first appointment there is a feeling of relief, "I'm not alone." You actually feel a little bit of hope knowing that someone is waiting to hear your story, to listen to you and to empathize with you.
Meeting someone for the first time can be difficult, but you need to know that therapists have been trained to be kind, compassionate, accepting, and nonjudgmental. They are there for you to be on your team, to walk with you on your journey and to help you achieve the goals you have for therapy and your life.
Sometimes the relationship doesn't feel quite right. It is important that both therapist and client feel comfortable in the relationship so that healing and wholeness can take place.
Once you have established a positive relationship with a therapist the work will begin. It is hard work. It is honorable work. It will lead to letting go of the things that have kept you from being free to be who you were created to be. I wish you the best on your journey to health and wholeness.