Yes. I think that everybody would benefit from having a quiet, uninterrupted, and confidential place to process the tumultuous events of life? We all have anxiety at times and feel a sense of loss or hurt when those close to us behave in ways that trigger us. Most people seek therapy after things have gotten really bad. Do you do that with your car? Your teeth? Your eyes? Preventative care is efficient and in the long run saves you time and money. When clients come to me before they are mired in hopeless despair, therapy progresses more quickly.
I suggest that every individual and couple begin a relationship with a therapist so that when bad things happens, you aren't starting from scratch. It is best to be prepared for the inevitable challenges of life. Most people find a doctor and dentist in their area so that if they get ill, they will know where to go.
CHANGE YOUR EMOTIONAL OIL
Californians do recognize the importance of preventative care when it comes to our cars. If you get an oil change every 10,000 miles, you are trying to prevent getting stuck on the side of the road and waiting for a tow truck. Why not have a therapist to prevent divorce, depression, or panic attacks? If not only to change the emotional oil but to also have a counseling relationship in place for when things might break down and require more serious attention.
With this analogy in mind, I suggest that everybody retain a relationship with a psychotherapist so as to be prepared for the inevitable challenges of life. Go 4 times, interview different therapists and keep the number handy.
Counseling takes time, and many people do not feel immediate relief. Most clients describe that therapy seeps slowly into you and usually without you noticing. Things just seem and feel better. You might find that loved ones will notice a bounce in your step or that you seem more solid. It's a great process and very underrated. I believe that 2 years of therapy in your late 20's can lead to better mate selection, improved functioning at work, and good adult decision making. I could go on!
I'm here to help,