'Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something'- William Goldman (from The Princess Bride). All sarcasm aside, life can be painful. Not being okay can be scary, especially if no one in your support system feels comfortable talking about emotions or mental health. If you're looking for someone to talk to, you've probably gotten to the place where seeking help is less scary than staying where you are right now. I've been there. Asking for help goes against what Western society tells us: that we should be able to figure it all out on our own while also being productive. No wonder we don't like feelings.
I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety at 13 after self-harming and suicide attempts. Even before the diagnosis, I knew I was different and wished I was less 'sensitive.' Emotions and tears are natural, but if no one teaches us how to accept and communicate them, we will feel lost. Self-acceptance and love are game changers but takes time and effort.
As a Psychologist, I balance listening deeply with challenging clients to acknowledge blind spots. I trust you to trust yourself - even the parts you don't like or want to get rid of. Acceptance is a key buzzword for me. I will meet you where you are now, and we can explore where you want to go. You are not alone in this journey. Chat soon!