Common Misconceptions About Coming to Therapy

by Jessica Hansen, CSW

Woman talking to a therapist at Unified Family Therapy in Draper, Utah

Society often carries misconceptions about therapy, leading some to embrace it while others remain skeptical. It’s crucial to respect individual choices and opinions. While therapy may not suit everyone’s coping style, it’s essential to comprehend what therapy truly entails and what it does not.

Therapy Myths Dispelled:

  1. Misconception: Therapy is invasive and exposes vulnerabilities.
    • Reality: Therapy offers a secure, judgment-free space. It’s a place where you can candidly discuss significant life issues, enabling personal growth and coping.
  2. Misconception: Therapy is a quick fix for all problems.
    • Reality: Therapy encourages self-expression. It provides a platform to voice your thoughts and experiences, aiding adolescents, children, and anyone facing developmental phases or past trauma.
  3. Misconception: Therapy provides instant answers to life’s questions.
    • Reality: Therapy promotes self-discovery. It guides you in navigating current or past issues, challenging your thinking and broadening your perspective.

Why Consider Therapy:

  1. Personal Growth and Direction:
    • Therapy helps you navigate challenges, offering cognitive stimulation and perspective shifts to achieve your goals.
  2. Safe Expression and Empowerment:
    • Therapy empowers you to advocate for your needs and desires, especially during critical life phases or after experiencing childhood trauma.

Making the Decision:

  1. Ready to Explore?
    • If therapy sounds like a beneficial step for your life’s challenges, we’re here to assist you. Contact us to learn more.
  2. Respecting Your Choice:
    • If therapy isn’t right for you at the moment, that’s perfectly okay. Our doors are always open, and we’re here whenever you’re ready.
  3. Consultation Available:

Unified Family Therapy in Draper, Utah is dedicated to providing a supportive and transformative therapeutic experience. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re committed to helping you find the right path, whether through therapy or at your own pace. Contact us today to begin your journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.