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What It's Like Getting Professional Help

Hey everyone,

Seeking professional help when things are tough is super important, however it can be really intimidating when you don’t know what to expect. Most information is about how to find help not about what it’s like when you start accessing it. So, this is a post for people to share their starting therapy/receiving mental health support experiences and any advice they have acquired!

I remember being anxious because I wasn’t really sure what would happen and also being afraid of giving the ‘wrong’ answers. I learnt however, that being as upfront and honest as you can is all you really need to do. There are a lot of questions and some of them can feel really intrusive (especially when asked by a complete stranger). Just remember that you do not have to share anything that you find too hard to share. As the relationship progresses, you will have the opportunity to come back to it. Not every mental health professional will be the right fit and that is okay! It can take time to find the person you gel with and while frustrating, finding the right fit is definitely worth the effort.

For anyone who has seen a mental health professional: What was your experience like? Do you have any tips/tricks/recommendations for people starting therapy/receiving professional mental health support for the first time? Did you have any anxiety and if so, how did you deal with it?


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