For many people there is quite a bit of stigma associated with therapy. In attempts to provide a different perspective on therapy, we are beginning a new series, “What Are Sessions like with Misha of Love Grows” that will run for the next few weeks.
Day 2 of 19:
Your loved ones mean well when they give their advice; but there is often an inherent bias based on the relationship. As a result, unfortunately, it becomes difficult for these loved ones to be objective. Sometimes their perspective is skewed by their unhealed emotion wounds, beliefs, opinion/feelings about others involved in your situation, fear or perspective. Sometimes, your loved ones have unhealthy coping strategies within their own life which also results in providing unhealthy and ineffective advice to you. Additionally, some of your loved ones are NOT confidential and intentionally or unintentionally exacerbate your emotional wounds by sharing your personal, vulnerable information with others.
The same way you outsource to experts in other areas of your life: pap smears, car repairs, house repairs, dental, beautician/barber, nail techs, yard maintenance, etc. the same is applicable for your emotional wellness, well-being and healing. You are not going to your loved ones for a pap smear, nor are you trying to YouTube the “Quick 5 Steps to DIY Paps” *sigh* So why are you not as meticulous with your emotional health and healing? Why are you not willing to invest with an expert in this area of your life?
Sessions with me are an emotionally safe, objective, non-judgmental, confidential space where you are encouraged to be vulnerable and transparent.
The ultimate goal is your emotional wellness. There is no blame. I am patient and our sessions will move at your pace and comfort level; but I will encourage you to stretch a bit. I understand that healing is not a linear process, but instead it’s a journey where there may be moments where you feel as if you regressed or are stagnant. This is where I come in, to serve as your witness and reminder of where and how you are progressing. My sessions are gentle but effective.