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This Is What No One Tells To Expect After Seeking Therapy

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  1. Investing in yourself, in your healing, in your progress is so underrated and frowned upon, especially in minority communities. I’m not a therapist, but I am a Life Coach, and I’ve had a few clients feel ashamed for seeking, even just considering life assistance. As a pastor’s kid, I was taught to pray everything away. And while Jesus is real, he also created doctors, coaches, and counselors for a reason. If you’re thinking about or have chosen to get any kind of self-help, congratulations on loving yourself more than your pain, issues, and judgement.

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    1. xoNecole.com says:

      I am a huge advocate of therapy and energy healing. I will say hypnotherapy has worked the best for me versus traditional

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  2. Ashley says:

    i had a pretty good therapist in my 20s, but she ended up moving to another state. a few years ago i sought out therapy after a really bad breakup. it was the worst therapist i have ever known. i spent my time talking about my break up and trying to build my esteem back up and the therapist actually spent sessions trying to convince me that my ex was still in love with me. trust me when i say it was the most unhealthy thing ever. i was already fixated on the man, and that did NOT help! so when the article says to make sure it is a good therapist, PLEASE do so. I am actually in the market for a new one, but i know what i am looking for now.

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    1. Kenya Foy says:

      Hi Ashley!

      Ugh that sounds like a total nightmare, but I’m glad you had the wherewithal to realize that therapist wasn’t a great fit. Thanks for reading:)

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  3. Neezy says:

    Yup, yup, and yup. I suffered some depression, seeked therapy, and it was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Luckily the first therapist was the right one for me and I’ve done nothing but progress personally and professionally since seeking her help. In the AA community some tend look at therapy as “yt ppl ish” but its actually one of the strongest things you can do as an individual. To admit to yourself that it’s going to take more than your bffs and mama’s advice to get you through a tough time takes strength and courage. So I applaud myself and others for realizing that we needed the HELP and for actually seeking it. It’s an experience that can only bring you growth and no you won’t be healed overnight, but its a very large step in growth’s direction.

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  4. Nessa Russ says:

    Therapy allowed me to learn how to grieve my first child being a stillborn.

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  5. Rose says:

    Was definitely true for me the first time I sought therapy. Now that I’m a therapist I’ve seen it be true for my clients. The key is getting a good therapist. You should interview your therapist before you comit the way you would an accountant, financial planner, mechanic, hair dresser or any other service professional. In your first meeting your therapist should be able to explore your expectations, begin to discuss desired outcomes, and provide an idea of what to expect. That way you aren’t caught off guard by some of the potential risks of therapy. Thanks for getting the conversation going.

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    1. Kenya Foy says:

      You’re welcome, Rose! I most certainly agree with treating a therapist like any other service professional. Far too often, we dedicate so much time to our external selves and completely slack on getting ourselves right internally.

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  6. Brittany Joy says:

    I’ve learned that being a therapist makes me more susceptible to dealing with my own mental ailments passively, it’s almost like I assume I can handle it all myself. But there’s power in vulnerability, everyone can benefit from therapy or coaching.

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  7. Huge advocate for therapy, especially within our community. Therapy helped me work through anger, resentment and finding my self worth.

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  8. Yes I cried like a baby, cursed like a sailor and ultimately learned to forgive when I thought that I never could.

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    1. Kenya Foy says:

      Yes. Not gonna lie, tho – that forgiveness part is a continued struggle for me, lol.

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  9. I totally agree, therapy is great for the soul. I just wish people in our community understood therapy’s power. Check out my article on “Faith and Therapy” http://www.alightonmypath.com/journal/faith-and-therapy/

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  10. Fix it Jesus says:

    After seeing various counselors and being lost for so many years, the best therapy I have ever had was at the altar of my church. I get my cleansing every Sunday and I’m good for the week. I’m sure therapy works, it just wasn’t for me.

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  11. Tiffany says:

    I really want to try therapy, especially as I enter this new chapter in my life (motherhood) however I cannot afford it.

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