Therapy is

by MB


"Therapy is primarily an emotional experience, one that involves learning things in your cells that your mind could never parse or even catch up to if it tried. The feeling of being heard, understood. The feeling that you will arrive at this place and this person will give you his or her full attention, and he or she won't walk out halfway through or quit or back away. The feeling that you can say or feel anything you want. The feeling that you deserve that. You deserve to be who you are and feel what you feel. You don't have to put on an entertaining show. You can cry like a baby. You can sit in silence. It's your choice. You don't have to play a role or meet expectations like you do everywhere else."

From New York Magazine, October 28, 2015