Hard News: A Therapist Is A Best Friend You Can Fire

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Finding a therapist can be a lot like shuffling through matches on Tinder. You swipe until there’s a connection and then the real dance begins. However, therapy isn’t about having someone judge your life. In fact, it’s the opposite. Therapy builds a conditional “friendship” with someone you can fire (aka break up with) without repercussion. Therapists are trained to give good advice, know when not to talk, and give you the room you need to grow. Once you’ve been seeing each other for a few months, you will realize if they’re a good fit for your needs. If they’re not, you can kick them to the curb, no hurt feelings. But being able to rid yourself of them without guilt isn’t even the best reason to start seeing a shrink…

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Has therapy improved your life? Was there anything you did to find a mental health professional you enjoy working with? Leave your tips in the comments!

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