You Should Get a Therapist
Hey there, have you ever thought about going to therapy? Are you seeking a therapist? Are you not sure whether you need therapy? Do you think you don’t need therapy?
Let me tell you, it’s like a mental spa day where you get to talk about all your worries, fears, and dreams with someone who is there just for you.
And even if you feel like you’re doing fine, therapy can still be incredibly beneficial. It’s like a workout for your mind, and just like with physical exercise, the benefits of therapy may not be immediate, but they are real and lasting. Over time, you’ll start to notice positive changes in your mental health and overall well-being. So why not give it a try? Your mind will thank you for it!
Therapy Is Important
Therapy is like having a personal hypeman for your mental health. Your therapist is there to support and guide you through life’s challenges, whether big or small.
Therapy can help you gain clarity and perspective, work through difficult emotions, and develop coping skills to manage stress and anxiety. Plus, it’s a judgment-free zone where you can be yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of criticism.
If you’re not sure how to find a therapist, start by searching online for “therapist near me” or “therapy services.” You can also ask for recommendations from friends, family, or your primary care physician.
Investing in therapy is investing in yourself and your well-being. Don’t hesitate to seek help when you need it. Your therapist is there to help you thrive, and together, you can work towards creating the fulfilling life you deserve.
How to Choose the Right Therapist
I always think about what my requirements are for a therapist. Mental health has rightfully been a trending topic lately. So, I started to think about what is the requirement for the best therapist.
As I said in the video My therapist has to be a black woman first and she has to explicitly say she works with the gay community. I also don’t want anyone who comes off as very churchy or religious because I feel like they will have some biased toward my sexuality. To me, this is important because I am Black and I don’t want to spend time explaining my culture and language to someone who doesn’t understand it. Some issues are best understood by someone who understands the Black family dynamic, Black pressures, and Black societal norms.
I also don’t want someone who is biased towards me because I am gay which is why I try to find someone who explicitly says they treat those in the gay community and those who do not add religious things to their profile. Also, this may be helpful to someone, it is a red flag to me.
I don’t want someone who isn’t black because I don’t wanna spend my time explaining Ebonics or black terms to someone for them to understand what I’m talking about. I want to be able to go into a space and talk about what I need to talk about in a way that’s natural and fluid and easy for me to get hard topics out. So someone who doesn’t understand how I talk doesn’t work for me.
I’ve heard of other black women using black men especially if they themselves are straight, they want to get a mans opinion on their approach to dating or their interactions with men. So, that makes sense to me. But, that isn’t my reality because I’m gay soul men are not on my list at all.
So, what are things about you that are important and how would you like that reflected in a therapist? Also, treat therapy like dating, try different people, ask them questions about themselves, see if you are compatible, see if they can hold you accountable, and don’t ever be afraid to outgrow and/or breakup with a therapist.