The First Scary Step: Reaching out for Help

In a world where everyone is posting suicide hotlines, #MeToo, and invitations to come over for coffee or something stronger, do you feel ready to make that step for yourself?

It’s Halloween, so we’re talking about something scary for a lot of people! 

First of all, your feelings are totally normal and understandable. The fact that you’ve even acknowledged to yourself that you need help is huge! Feel the fear and reach out anyway! You’ll be glad you did. Oh, and don’t feel that you have to go with the first therapist you find. Be picky, this is your health and well-being we are talking about here! You wouldn't pay for a crappy dinner at a 5 star restaurant, or pay for a medical doctor who doesn’t take good care of you, so don’t settle for a therapist if you don’t feel they are a good fit.

Make that initial appointment and breathe a sigh of relief. It doesn’t matter if you “don't know what to say” or "there’s just so much where do I start?” We always say: Start with what made you call in the first place. And when you walk out of that first session having totally crushed your fears, you’ll wonder why you were so scared in the first place.