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The Courage of Therapy

Written by: Brittany Glaser, M.A., M.Div.
The Courage of Therapy

Therapy is hard. If you’ve ever taken those first steps through a therapist’s doors, then you know how heavy those steps can feel. Stepping through those doors means that you’re being willing to say that something in your life isn’t working. You are saying, “I need help”; a transformative and counter-cultural statement in a society that tells all of us that we must be enough all on our own.

Starting therapy takes courage. It takes courage to sit with a therapist and let them hold a mirror up to your life. It takes courage to look at the things you don’t want to. It takes courage to be willing to acknowledge that you, like all of us, are human and imperfect.

As a therapist, I never take for granted the courage and resiliency that it takes for someone to step into my office. Every time I see someone walk in it gives me hope for the journey they are on. Starting therapy, whether for the first time or picking it again, shows me that someone is saying that they are worth being brave for. That they are worth working to create positive change. That they believe in hope and, ultimately, that they believe in themselves.

Therapy is hard, but it’s worth it. When you can be vulnerable and take that first step it opens you up to deeper healing, self-awareness, acceptance, and meaning. It starts the journey from “I’m not enough” to “I’m doing the best I can and that’s ok”.

I’m honored to partner with people on that journey and learn so much from the people I walk alongside.

If you feel like you’re at the point where therapy is something you’re thinking about, then we are here to walk with you and honor your courage. Please call our front office at 678-893-5300 if you have any questions about what that might look like or to set up an appointment with one of our therapists.