by Noelle Thomas
Posted on October 26, 2018 at 18:50
Therapy is for everyone. How often do we see therapy portrayed in movies, TV and other forms of influence as somewhat of a last resort—something someone does when they are at their wits end, but that can't be farther from the truth. I personally can attest to the fact that therapy, no matter what stage of life you are in, can only help. As someone who has been to therapy during some obviously rough times as well as during great times, I’d put money on the idea that anyone can benefit from the wonders of therapy...no minimum or maximum admission requirements. I was 13 when I was first put in therapy—at the time that first session was largely out of my control—yet, 30 minutes into the session, I was already eager to book my next appointment —it was my saving grace at a time when nothing else was breaking through. I continued to go over the next couple of years, but slowly didn’t feel the urge anymore. Flash forward to brighter, arguably better times in my early college career, I decided to go back to therapy.his time, as support during a major transitional and growth-filled period of my life AKA college. When some of my new college friends, having only known the “happy me,” found out I was in therapy, they innocently asked “Why? You seem so happy?!” And they were exactly right—It was at that moment I realized that therapy has assumed admission requirements! Many people believe that therapy is for a certain kind of person or a certain state of mind, which prevents a lot of people from getting support they would benefit from—mental health issue or not. Well, as someone who’s used therapy as a tool during sunny days and during showers, I can attest to the fact that no matter who you are, therapy is there for you.