I know what you're thinking, Other people need therapy, not me. Therapy is only for people who don't know how to handle their lives.
Let's stop right there. Where did that thought come from? Where did you learn that therapy was only for people who "don't know how to handle things?" Maybe it came from your favorite TV show. Maybe it came from a conversation you had with a family member. Or maybe it comes from this pervasive idea in the United States that you're supposed to hide your struggles until you physically and emotionally can't function any longer.
What if I told you that most everyone struggles and finds themselves stuck sometimes? What about if I told you that you deserve to have a space where you can talk about what's happening in your life, free from fear that anyone will think less of you?
That idea, that you are deserving and worthy of care, might be new to you, but I fully believe in it. You deserve to feel comfortable in your own skin, and you deserve relationships that feel supportive and nurturing. I think it's really brave of you to even be considering what it might be like to talk with a professional like me. You've been in survival mode for a long time. If you're curious about what it might be like to thrive, maybe it's time to consider giving therapy a try.
If you've been on my website before and you'd like to work with me, request a 15 minute telephone consultation with me. You can also search Psychology Today, Therapy for Black Girls, Melanin and Mental Health, or Inclusive Therapists to find other therapists in your area.