Clients often tell me, "other people have worse problems than I do. I shouldn't be seeking psychotherapy or even complaining about my problems." My belief is that we can be grateful for all we have and yet, still need guidance from an objective source. In all my years as a therapist, I have never met a client with an issue "too small" to address in counseling. The following people have received psychotherapy and publicly endorse the value of it:
Barack and Michelle Obama
Prince William and Kate (Strong Advocates for Mental Healthcare in Britain)
Dwayne Johnson ("The Rock" has a softer side!)
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Hayden Hurst (Atlanta Falcons Tight End...and does an NFL public service announcement about mental health)
THANK YOU, NFL!
Andrew Zimmern (Chef/Disc Golf Player)
Mark McGuire (former St. Louis Cardinals player)
Ricky Williams (former Heisman trophy winner)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Chester Benning (Linkin Park)
Taraji P. Henson
"In the United States, an estimated 59 million people have received mental health treatment in the past two years, and 80% percent of them have found it effective."
--Psychology Today and PacifiCare Behavioral