The first reason to try therapy is to learn the skills to help us become more sufficient at helping ourselves.

Emotions are felt in our body and brain and when we don’t have the ability to know the difference between anger, sadness, frustration, shame, etc. we are left feeling overwhelmed without any ability to help yourself. 

Feelings don’t fade away, they get stored in the body and often affect us in ways we can’t express in words.  Learning to decode and translate our feelings gives us the tools to help ourselves.  

In fact, many of the big things we may be ashamed to say become little things when we feel safe enough to speak about them.  It’s comforting to know we are not alone. 

Alice Walton gives 11 Intriguing Reasons to Try Therapy in an article for ForbesIt’s well done!