End of Therapy

I think that the power is the principle.
The principle of moving forward, 
As though you have the confidence to move forward,
Eventually it gives you confidence 
When you look back and see what you've done.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

So today marks the end of my therapy journey that I started some months back, and I'm extremely I'm happy that I decided to go to therapy because it helped a lot. I mean I've had a few setbacks here and there, but for the most part I've been doing way better than where I was at the beginning of the year in terms of personal perspective and personal relationships that I want to remain strong. I've learned that not everything is either this or that and most require time, dedication and hard work when wanting it to last. Basically I've learned to get my patience back along with slowing down my lifestyle.

It wasn't easy admitting that I needed help in the first place, so for me to go in was a big step within itself. I think it's that way for any male, especially for me being an African American male, but after getting over that hurdle it was all green per say. I'm not really going to go too in-depth about what I talked about with my therapist, or even her name for that matter because it's personal, but I will say that everyone should at least try to go into therapy just for a little bit to see how you like it. We all have problems with something in this world, whether it's big or small, we can stand to use a little help with them, no matter the size of the problem.

A lot of people face challenges they don't even realize until something major in their life happens and they don't know where to go from there. How do I know, because I was there at the beginning of this year. I was lost and confused about pretty much everything, so instead of racking my brain on why things weren't working or trying to figure them out myself, I just decided to get help. I had to really work on my pride during this time frame because that was the major thing that was holding me back in terms of accomplishing a lot.

Apparently having a lot of pride is the key trait in the ego of a male and it's more prevalent in the African American psyche. But once I got that under control, it was all good in the hood lol. All in all I can say that therapy was the thing that bought me back to my senses and made me realize how I was tripping and what I needed to work on so that I can get back to being me and treating the people that love me, the proper ways that they should be loved. I'm also glad to have a friend who is also trying to become a psychiatrist, so if I ever start to really trip, and then she can pull me back in if I really need to talk.

If you don't know where to start or think if you can't afford to go, I know there are programs that are income based, free of charge, or your insurance will cover. All you have to do is go online and Google programs in your area, because you know they all differ from state to state. If you have the slightest inclination of needing to go, then go see someone, that feeling is your brain telling you that it's ok to go and talk to someone. Hopefully me being as candid as I am will give you the courage to go speak to someone, even if no one ever knows about it, it could help you immensely, if you let it.

If you're reading this and you've been in therapy before, has it helped you? What advice would you give to someone looking to get into it? Share your stories below.

Until next time guys.

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