Why Therapy is so Valuable
Thank God for my therapist, let’s just start there. I’m sitting at a coffee shop waiting out traffic after a session with her, feeling equal parts elated and exhausted.
And thankful, so very, very thankful.
Thankful for her, thankful that therapy is an option for me.
And thankful, to be honest, that I’m at a point where I’m comfortable talking about the fact that I even have a therapist. It’s a funny thing to be embarrassed by, isn’t it?
Do athletes hide their coaches? Do entrepreneurs hide their mentors?
Hell no. They openly credit them. They know that in order to become the best versions of themselves they need to ask for help. They know that they’re not going to get to where they want to go on their own.
Why are we so obsessed with doing everything on our own?
Therapy is valuable because of the perspective it gives you. It’s hard to see the picture when you’re standing in the frame, right? Therapy gives you another vantage point.
It’s not about having someone give you the answers or do the work for you, it’s about having someone ask you the questions you’d never think of on your own.
Because again, it’s hard to see the picture when you’re standing in the frame.
Perspective, man, it’s a powerful thing.
Taken on the M train in Brooklyn.