Myth#1 Therapists are all the same:
Therapists are very diverse and specialize in different areas. No two therapists offer the same treatment as each individual situation calls for a specific treatment modality.
Myth#2 Therapy is only for people who are “weak or crazy”:
Therapy is for people who want to learn to cope with life’s stressors in a productive way, improving relationships, coping with life adjustments, and family concerns. Knowing you need some help with an issue is a sign of strength, as well as self-awareness.
Myth#3 It’s too expensive:
Most insurance plans cover therapy either up front or reimbursement. Also some therapists offer a sliding scales.
Myth#4 It will make me feel worse:
Healthy therapy will never force someone into traumatic memories; skilled therapists will guide people safely through the process in order for healing to occur at the appropriate time.
Myth#5 I will have to be on medication:
There may be some instances when a therapist will suggest you see a psychiatrist who may recommend medication but it is your choice ultimately.
Myth#6 Therapy is not science:
Most therapists incorporate evidence-based treatments and neuroscience. These techniques have been rigorously studied and researched prior to being available to the therapeutic community.