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Top Ten Myths About Coming to Therapy

Occasionally, I come across information in tv shows or movies, social media, or in conversation with others that depict mental health and therapy in an unrealistic way. Usually, it's a small thing, but sometimes it's a BIG misconception. Our culture has come a long way in making strides toward normalizing therapy and mental health issues. In fact, statistics show that younger generations are coming to therapy more often and regularly than previous generations. In a 2019 report, the APA found that 37% of Gen Zers and 35% of Millenials have received treatment from a mental health professional, compared with 22% of Baby Boomers and 15% of older adults ( ). That's awesome!  Unfortunately though, some myths still persist that may deter individuals from trying therapy or exploring their mental health a little deeper. In this post, we'll take a closer look at some of these myths and explore the truth about therapy. 1. Myth: