What if deciding to meet with a therapist makes you anxious?

The decision to consult with a therapist for the first time can evoke feelings of anxiety. You have probably been living with this problem for some time, and despite how unhappy it is making you, it is old and familiar. Doing something about the problem means stepping out of your comfort zone and taking a risk. It is a brave thing to do. Nevertheless, it may make you feel anxious, which is a very normal feeling under the circumstances. It is much easier to decide not keep the appointment. But that only will defeat your purpose. Do the more difficult thing and meet with the therapist. Tell him or her how nervous you feel about being there. If the therapist is interested in hearing more about this, this should provide some feeling of relief.(After all, it’s not called the talking cure for nothing.) And this should make it easier to return to talk some more.

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