Is Mental Health Therapy Right for You?

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How do you know if mental health therapy is right for you? On HealthyPlace, learn what to consider before deciding to seek therapy. Read this.

Is Mental Health Therapy Right for You?

Deciding whether or not to seek mental health therapy can be anxiety-provoking. Will my therapist judge me and give me strict orders about my life? Will therapy help me overcome my diagnosis? What will he/she do to me in therapy? How does mental health counseling work?

Having questions isn't only normal, it's helpful. Knowing what you want from therapy as well as what you don't want can help you determine if mental health therapy is right for you. Each therapist is different, and there are numerous approaches to helping (Different Types of Mental Health Therapy). The following information can guide you as you consider mental health therapy:

  • There are very few judgmental therapists. In fact, many therapists have dealt with their own mental health issues in the past.
  • Skilled helpers aren't bossy; rather than telling you what to do, they work with you to discover the best approach toward healing.
  • Not every therapist is helpful to every client. Personality clashes do exist, and sometimes a therapist's approach doesn't work for a given client.
  • To discover a good fit and to find the right therapist for you, it's okay to consult with multiple therapists to discuss your questions and learn how each one approaches therapy.

Asking questions and seeking answers can help you determine if mental health therapy is right for you.

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Your Thoughts

Today's Question: If you’re in mental health therapy or are considering it, what features of therapy are most important and helpful to you? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.

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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. Forming Healthy Relationships During Mental Illness Recovery
  2. The Physical Aspects of Anorexia Disorder Recovery
  3. Setting Boundaries with Borderline Sufferers

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


Stand Up for Mental Health

Thousands Have Joined the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign

But we still need you. Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trichotillomania, OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.

Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


Latest Mental Health News

These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:

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  • Religious Service Attendance Associated With Lower Suicide Risk Among Women
  • Diabetes Risk Increased For Men Who Get Too Much, Too Little Sleep
  • Antidepressant Does Not Reduce Hospitalization, Death, Or Improve Mood For Heart Failure Patients With Depression
  • A New Study Shows That Genetically Elevated BMI Is Linked With Risk Of MS
  • Teacher Burnout And Student Stress May Be Linked, According To A University Of British Columbia Study
  • Activities Like Playing Cards May Assist Stroke Rehab As Well As Virtual Reality

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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2016, August 17). Is Mental Health Therapy Right for You?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 22 from

Last Updated: August 17, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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