It's OK not to be OK
I just finished re-reading the article by Kevin Love regarding his panic attack on the basketball court. If you haven't read it, you can find it on my business Facebook page. He discusses what happened to him during his panic attack, and his resolution to see a therapist. I'm always glad to see someone be publicly open with their personal experiences, and normalize their sessions in the counseling office.
This week, I had the opportunity to listen to one of my clients talk about all of the success that he's had since he started counseling. He and his life have done a "180" and he is excited about his future. He went from depression to a positive self-image and outlook on life. All of this by doing the personal work, and engaging in counseling.
Many people have a distorted view of what counseling is all about, and think it's only for the extremely mentally ill. We all have our stuff. If you're human (and by default, you are), there is no escaping your emotions, experiences, and how it affects your well-being. The real question is "Are you willing to surrender to your need for control, in order to be healed?" This is usually the struggle that most people encounter, prior to coming to counseling. Once they make it through that wall of fear, the rest begins to fall in place.
What do you have in your life that is blocking you from the life that you want? How can I help ?