Hey, there boss lady,
Happy New Year! I am wishing you much success, peace, and happiness. Walking into a new year always feels great in the beginning; however, by mid-February to early March, we can get into a bit of a rut. To help combat this common issue, I want to discuss navigating mental health in our 20s.
My Why on Seeking Therapy
We scroll constantly on social media and see aspects regarding mental health trending, but have you stopped to think about addressing your concerns? In my early twenties, I made the decision to seek out therapy because I got tired of suffering and felt like no one around could help. I hid that I was receiving treatment because I did not want to be judged or hear negative stories from those around me. Girl, I hid it for two years straight! I was serious about my healing journey; it was personal to me. I continued with therapy for 4 years, and it was the best investment that I’ve made.
Tips To Find Your Therapist
If you’ve been thinking about investing in your mental health, I want to give you some useful information. I know you may worry about affording it or how to find the right person. Here are some things to keep in mind during your search:
- Search for therapists that accept your insurance
- Utilize directories, such as Therapy For Black Girls, Black Therapist Rocks, Melanin and Mental Health, and Psychology Today
- If you do not have insurance or if your desired therapist does not accept any insurance, inquire about a sliding scale
- Think about accessibility. Do they offer virtual and in-person sessions?
- Research your therapist and utilize the consultation to discuss your concerns. Inquire if they have the expertise and experience needed for your concerns.
As you continue to invest in your wellness, you’ll see that making decisions and your perspective on life changes. You look through a different set of lenses and feel more equipped to navigate the 20s. Adulting is not all about moving out and having freedom. We began to learn the ups and downs of life and face many trials and tribulations that make us stronger.
What Are You Waiting For?
Start now with learning how to take care of yourself. Don’t wait until something negative occurs to seek help. you do not need to be in crisis to seek therapy. Being an adult is an adjustment, and there is nothing wrong with having support along the way.
Sis, I hope this was helpful. Keep us updated on your journey!