Common Reasons People Refuse To Talk To Therapists
We all go through hard times in life, for many different reasons. Sometimes, we don’t even know the reason! However, there seems to be a reluctance to get the help we need. Seeing a therapist can help you understand why you are feeling a certain way. Who wouldn’t want this, right? Well, there are a lot of reasons why people don’t want to talk to therapists, and below we will outline the obstacles, as well as discussing how to overcome them.
“Therapists only do it for the money, they don’t really care about you”
Let’s be real, there are a lot of different careers out there. Most therapists choose to become therapists because they genuinely want to help people. It’s not exactly a get-rich quick route, so you’re highly unlikely to find a therapist who simply wants your cash! They care about their clients.
“I feel weird talking to a stranger”
It is natural that you may feel strange talking to someone you don’t know. However, therapists are trained to put you at ease and make you feel comfortable. Everything from the mental health furniture to the way they introduce themselves to you will be done with your comfort in mind. It is all about providing you with a safe and secure place to talk.
“I saw a psychologist once, and it did not help”
This is one of the biggest hurdles to get over. It did not work before, so why should it work now? While it is understandable that you would feel this why, psychologists are people, which means they are all different. Therapists have different personalities, and so while one may not have helped; it does not mean you won’t connect with another.
“I would rather talk to my friends”
Last but not least, a lot of people say there is no point talking to a therapist when they can talk to a friend or a family member. While there is no harm in talking to a friend (in fact, it is encouraged), a therapeutic relationship is more than a friendship. Friendships provide support, but a therapist does more than this. A therapist provides a safe environment for you to learn, heal and grow as a person.
As you can see, there are a number of different reasons why people do not talk to therapists. Hopefully, this insight will help you to understand the hurdles in your way, so you can overcome them and seek the help you deserve.