Stop Judging People For Seeing A Therapist

Posted on September 25, 2013

Why is it socially acceptable to hire a personal trainer to help you PHYSICALLY?

Why is it socially acceptable to hire a FINANCIAL advisor?

Why is it socially acceptable to hire teachers and mentors to help you learn and grow MENTALLY?

Why is it socially acceptable to attend yoga classes, talk to your pastor, or any other SPIRITUAL advising?

Yet, we’re ashamed to tell people we’re seeing a counselor, psychologist, therapist, or whatever else you want to call someone who helps you EMOTIONALLY?

It’s time for society to realize that it’s ok if you don’t always know how to deal with your emotions. Look at the infographic from BusinessInsider.com  below for an idea of how much stress we’ve added to our lives in the last 100 years. Some changes are for the greater good, but still cause stress on us as individuals that didn’t exist (or at least wasn’t as burdensome) 100 years ago.

Don’t judge anyone for seeking advice on how to deal with our rapidly changing world. 

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  • jeff.kegel

    According to APA.com, there are an estimated 93,000 practicing Psychologists in the U.S. According to IHRSA.com, there is 26,000 health clubs. Of the people who participated in that study, average attendance per year to the gym was around 85 times with it declining as well as being highly cyclical. Attendance at the psychologist however has been on the rise. It is just interesting that your blog touches on life balance. You speak to the fact that If we are not taking care of all areas of our life (emotional, physical, spiritual, etc…) we will not be in control and feel “off kilter” and I couldn’t agree more with you. Keep blogging!

    • Shawnee Huie

      Funny that there are that more psychologists than health clubs, yet I’ve never seen someone check-in to their psychologist’s office on Foursquare or Facebook. They don’t have a problem checking in to their gyms or bragging about other physical endeavors though.

    • Shawnee Huie

      Funny there are so many more psychologists than health clubs, yet I’ve never once see anyone check-in to their psychologist’s office on social media. People don’t have a problem checking in to their gym though and bragging about working on improving themselves physically.

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