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mental breakdownThere are many reasons people avoid therapy, including the fear of opening up to a therapist. Their perception is that once they get into the therapist’s office and start talking, they will experience a nervous breakdown. They are afraid that they will become more vulnerable than they are ready to be. Someone who has suffered trauma, and then used drugs and alcohol to cope, may not be prepared to open up about what they endured because it hurts too much. 


There is much more to therapy than just going into an office to bare your soul to someone that you do not know. You will have to talk to the therapist about your distress. You need to understand their main objective is not to hear your secrets. They are there to help you identify the state of your mental health. They probably would not even use the term nervous breakdown anymore because they would define your case with greater clinical precision. The point of therapy is to get you vulnerable enough to open up. 


Honesty helps with a diagnosis

You will want to be honest at all costs so your therapist can recognize any signs of mental health deregulation. Undiagnosed mental illness can negatively affect your overall well-being. Given enough time, it can entirely derail your life. With a diagnosis, you can seek preventative measures better to prevent the burden of a mental health disruption.


Honesty helps with your trauma

If you’re holding in the trauma of your past to save face, you are really rejecting your freedom. Suppressing your trauma takes effort and manifests in physiological, spiritual, or mental anguish. You deserve a way out of your pain. Using therapy as a sounding board can help you to put your trauma in the past rather than relieving it daily


Taking therapy one session at a time is reasonable and will assist you through your fear. Once you get to therapy, you should do your best to reveal what you can by following the therapist’s lead. They have been trained and certified to protect you while giving unbiased direction to help you heal. There is hope in therapy. You only need to get honest enough to reap the benefits. 


At The Guest House Ocala, our recovery programs include many experiential modalities, including traditional therapy, conscious connected breathwork, equine therapy, somatic experiencing, art in healing, grief therapy, mindfulness, and other forms of therapy.

Call 855-483-7800 today for more information.