I recently read this Huffington Post piece that I really love. It speaks to people's misconceptions about who goes to therapy and why. In my practice I see individuals who are extremely intelligent, motivated and courageous. They may not see themselves that way at first but it is clear to me. It takes a lot of guts to walk into a therapist's office; it takes guts to look at where you are in life and the things that may be getting in your way.
So what does seeing a therapist say about you? That you are invested in yourself and in making the most of your life. That you are brave enough to look at yourself and to do what needs to be done, with the guidance and support of an experienced therapist.
I'm a mindfulness based psychotherapist in Seattle.