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Admitting You Need Help Is Not a Weakness

by on Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Shot of a young man suffering from a mental breakdown

Years ago, the act of admitting that you were seeing a therapist or telling others that you were in a 12-Step program was often considered a sign of weakness. There was also a certain amount of embarrassment or shame associated with the topic. However, making such an admission is anything but those things. Quite the contrary!

It takes a lot of strength to admit you may need some help, no matter the problem. It could be an addiction of some kind you’re dealing with, or perhaps even a relationship problem. Not every person is able to admit that they have a problem and that they aren’t able to deal with it on their own.

Therapy Out in the Open

In modern society, everyone has heard of therapy. While society has become more familiar with therapy and is more comfortable discussing it, there can still be a stigma when someone decides to seek help. In many cases, they still can’t help but worry what their family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers might say about it. Of course, much of that concern may be dependent on what they’re seeking therapy for. More and more people are seeking therapy, though, and they’re talking about it freely and with brave honesty.

Seeking Counseling Is Important in Many Ways 

Getting therapy when you need it is a good decision. We are not each an expert in all areas of life. For example, if we break a leg, we don’t try to set it and put it in a cast ourselves. If we need a tooth extracted, we usually don’t pull it ourselves. If we need to have a major car repair made, we don’t usually do it on our own. It follows, then, that if we have a mental health issue or an addiction that can be helped by therapy, we should seek a professional to help us. 

Seeking professional counseling is about problem-solving, being proactive, and setting a good example. You recognize there is a problem beyond what you can handle on your own, so you seek out a professional. The longer you wait, the more difficult getting help may become and the more therapy you may need. Likewise, admitting you cannot handle something on your own and choosing to get help for it sets a good example for others you know. It shows that it’s okay to reach out to a professional.

If you believe you have a problem that can best be dealt with by therapy with a licensed counselor or therapist, you should do yourself a favor and reach out to a professional. Restorations Therapy offers a variety of therapy and treatment programs. They have counselors who can treat any type of mental health issue or concern. Restorations Therapy doesn’t offer one-size-fits-all therapy. Just as each person is unique, so are the treatment programs they design for their clients. Restorations Therapy can be reached at (720) 446-6585. Call today to see how they can help you.

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