So, I’m actually very hesitant about writing this post. I’ve thought about it for days, and I guess we’ll see what comes out as I write.
The title says it all: I have a therapist. And to be honest, she’s fabulous. It’s not some situation where I think my life is miserable or I have an eating disorder, or I’m going through some dramatic life changing situation. It’s actually quite different. There have been several things in my life that have affected me, and I made the personal decision to go to therapy because I felt that it would be good for me. I felt that it would be good to talk with an unbiased, spiritually grounded person who could help me articulate a lot of the things in my head.
I know that therapy is usually reserved for people who have “real” problems. I guess that would include me…and if you’re honest, it might be you as well.
As Jay-Z would say, “Thank God for granting me this moment of clarity, this moment of honesty.”
October 10, 2007 at 11:53 pm
I should write something called “True Life: I need a Therapist and why kid yourself, you need one too!”
I commend you for 1) going to therapy (actually its like classic black in NYC and LA) and 2) putting it out there. So many people want to automatically think something is extremely wrong with someone when they go to therapist. There is a stigma, especially in our community. But I am at the point where its like, the same person with the hacking cough won’t go to the doctor because “I ain’t sick” cannot tell me I should not be going to see the therapist…
I will not lend an ear to ignorance…
October 11, 2007 at 1:52 pm
Twilla, I LOVE YOU! You already knew that…but you also know how the whole idea of even going to therapy made me *think* that I was crazy, losing it, etc. I’m in a much better place now.
For me, therapy is about being able to see things a little clearer. My eyes have an astigmatism which makes it difficult for me to focus on certain things- and so I wear glasses to correct that. Apparently, there’s been some astigmatisms in my life (overall) and therapy is helping me to see things clearer. It’s about taking ownership of my life, who I am, and where I’m going.
October 15, 2007 at 3:24 pm
just saw this post. do what you need to do to get what you need.
we all have therapists or therapy … some are just less healthy than others.