Anytime something new comes up, I get super nervous about it.
- Going to meet someone new – check!
- Going into a new gym – check!
- Challenging myself to a new workout – check!
- Walking into a new event/place by myself – (double) check!
- Going to a new therapist – check!
I’m telling you this because my clients often tell me that they are nervous coming to therapy. In fact, 9 times out of 10, someone acknowledges feeling anxious about walking into my therapy room.
And yet, there they are, doing the very thing that makes them nervous.
And I reassure them (and now YOU) that it’s perfectly normal feeling.
Perfectly normal to feel nervous as they bare their heart and history; as they become vulnerable with another person; as they begin to share their thoughts, fears and feelings with me.
It’s a HUGE step towards releasing some powerful stuff, letting go of things that no longer serve you.
Think about a time when you did the very thing that scared you.
How did you feel AFTERWARDS?
As I checked off those things, I remember feeling relieved & more peaceful. I remember changing my belief that I could do, and make it through, the very thing made me nervous. I remember feeling more powerful and in control of me.
And then I found myself wondering if I was nervous, anxious, or simply excited? Good question to ask! Sometimes it’s one or all of the above.
If you’re anxious about starting therapy, give me a call. Let me see if I can answer some questions that might help you schedule that appointment and walk through the door.