The best type of people

The best type of people sit and listen; they take in every word you’re spilling out and they listen.

The best type of people support you; they look at every aspect of your life and take the time to respect your decisions and support your choices.

The best type of people aren’t afraid to help; they care about everything you’ve been through, and they want to see you grow stronger.

I have been going to therapy since I was really young–I can remember when I used to sit on the worn-down carpet and reach my hands into the tub of crayons to find the perfect color when my therapist asked me to color her a picture of my house.

She always listened to what I had to say, and regardless of how I felt, good or bad, she would give me advice. 

I have grown up with her help.

Everything about my life she knows because she is interested in what I have to say. Every session is a new story to be told, and every time she listens.

She remembers. She remembers everything from when I was younger, she remembers everything I told her from the last session, and she remembers everything I told her a year ago.

I have grown with her help. When I talk to her, I let everything go. Whatever bad thing happened the day before, it no longer feels like such a burden once I let it out. I feel alive and not trapped inside a cage after letting all of my emotions go.

When I first started going to therapy, I was scared and nervous. I thought I would be judged and made fun of. But I quickly learned therapy is a safe space and incredibly helpful. ”

Everything about her office is a safe space. I don’t feel trapped. Every wall is lined with some sort of artwork or a bookshelf full of toys that I’m sure I played with when I was younger.

When most people think of therapy, they think of a session spent crying or a depressing office with the walls colored gray.

My therapy sessions are spent laughing. The huge painting behind her desk is yellow with red and blue paint thrown across the canvas, and on one side of the room, all the window blinds are open.

Everything about the office is happy and calming. It’s welcoming, and so is my therapist.

She is always there to listen to me, she is always there to support me, and she is always there to help me.

When I first started going to therapy, I was scared and nervous. I thought I would be judged and made fun of. But I quickly learned therapy is a safe space and incredibly helpful. 

I am who I am today because of her help.

You never have to be afraid to seek help. No matter what you are going through, someone will always be there to help you.

They will listen to you, support you, and be there to help you.

There is someone who will always be there to help, you just need to reach out.

Suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255