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Is therapy right for me?

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

If you are wondering whether psychotherapy is the right choice for your situation, you should know that there are a number of widespread prejudices, that have nothing to do with the effectiveness of psychotherapy.


Here are some of the most common ones.


1 . "It costs too much to go to therapy, I can't afford it. It's a thing for rich people."


...How much does your discomfort cost?


If you can put a value on your well-being, if you can give meaning to your potential.. then you know what you are talking about.

Investing some energy and money in cultivating a greater understanding of yourself, of your ways of dealing with things in life, inevitably pays off.

Spending money to improve the quality of your life means allocating a part of your resources to give meaning to your actions.


...What should I do then?

  • Ask yourself how much money you usually spend on every other aspect of your life.

  • Evaluate the quality of personal satisfaction you have achieved to date with what you have spent.

  • Act on the fact that the state of malaise you are experiencing today is also affecting your relationship with money.


2. "I've been to a therapist, had a few sessions: it didn't help."


No one can take decisions for you.


There are no general recipes that are valid for everyone, just as there are no roads that, if taken, will suit everyone.


Your commitment is not to therapy, but to the quality of your life.


...What should I do then?

  • Ask yourself whether you are comfortable with others deciding what is best for you.

  • Consider whether you can imagine a different life from your current one.

  • Act for yourself

3. "No one can understand me. What can a stranger tell me that's important?"


It's true! No one can really grasp the pain you are feeling right now. It is not possible.

Only you know how deep the state of helplessness you are experiencing can be.


However, it might be useful to know that the dialogue with another person can help clarify your situation and improve things.


...What should I do then?

  • Ask yourself if the pain you are really feeling at the foundation is not due to the fact that you are experiencing this discomfort alone.

  • Consider whether you have the possibility of accepting the fact that you can't go anywhere alone.

  • Act in the knowledge that if there is a possibility of change to overcome your pain, it can only come from confrontation with someone else, never alone.


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