Why I can’t go to therapy.
Excuses for not going to counseling.
So something’s not right in your life. Relationships are a mess, you feel down in the dumps and things just aren’t working out.
Maybe you should talk to somebody, maybe even a professional.
But who wants to go to a therapist?
Listen I understand and I appreciate your reasons for not calling a therapist. In fact I have listed some of the excuses that people use to avoid seeking help.
Let’s go over some of them and let me try to persuade you to get the help you need.
- Someone might find out.
Therapy is all about confidentiality. In fact the therapist is under state law to protect your records and your identity. There are exceptions such as if you tell me are going to hurt yourself. The therapist will talk to you about those exceptions when you start therapy.
Now you can share as little or as much as you want about what happens in therapy with your family and friends. That’s up to you. The therapist can help you decide when and where to share with people outside your sessions.
But remember the therapist will always keep things confidential.
***Is there something deeper going on here?
What is really keeping you away from counseling? Is there guilt, or shame or even pride in your life that is keeping you away from feeling better and more in control of your life?
Do you want things to be the same in 6 months or a year?
You really need to do what needs to be done to get your life back. Therapy is worth the time and effort it really is.
Contact me through this site or at:
Frank Walker LMFT
1617 Main Street
Cambria, Ca 92348