We all go through hard times in life, for many different reasons. Sometimes, we don’t even know the reason! However, there seems to be a reluctance to get the help we need. Seeing a therapist can help you to understand why you are feeling a certain way, so that you can overcome this and move forward. Who wouldn’t want this, right? Well, there a lot of reasons why people don’t want to talk to therapists, and below we will outline this obstacles, as well as discussing how to overcome them.
“Therapists only do it for the money, they don’t really care about you”
There are so many careers out there, and so generally a therapist will choose this path because they generally want to help others. It’s not exactly a get-rich quick route, so you’re highly unlikely to find a therapist who simply wants your cash! They care about their clients. Whether someone you love has recently gone to prison and you are struggling with only speaking to them via prison phone calls or you are going through a divorce and you need someone to talk to, you can be sure that a therapist will provide a caring ear.
“I feel weird talking to a stranger”
It is natural that you may feel strange about talking to someone you don’t know. However, therapists are trained to put you at ease and make you feel comfortable. Everything from the mental health furniture to the way they introduce themselves to you will be done with your comfort in mind. It is all about providing you with a safe and secure place to talk.
“I saw a psychologist once, and it did not help”
This is one of the biggest hurdles to get over. It did not work before, so why should it work now? While it is understandable that you would feel this why, psychologists are people, which means they are all different. They all different personalities, and so while one may not have helped, this definitely does not mean you won’t connect with another.
“I would rather talk to my friends”
Last but not least, a lot of people say there is no point in talking to a therapist when they can talk to a friend or a family member. While there is no harm in talking to a friend (in fact, it is encouraged), a therapeutic relationship is more than a friendship. Friendships provide support, but a therapist does more than this. A therapist gives you the ability to learn about yourself. They are trained listeners who will help you to get to the bottom of your problems.
As you can see, there are a number of different reasons why people do not talk to therapists. Hopefully, this insight will help you to understand the hurdles that tend to be in the way, so that you can overcome them.