Making your mental health a priority is just as important as how you’re moving and what you’re eating. For so many people, there’s a deep shame around seeking help in this way, as if it means you’re damaged or broken. Writer and mental health advocate Kelly Cutchin is on the podcast today to share her experiences with going to therapy and just how important it can be for your health.
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About Kelly Cutchin
Kelly is a mental health advocate, writer and teacher. She’s dedicated to helping others expand their creativity, explore pieces of yourself and tell those stories you’ve never told, but always believed. She’s a walking confetti cannon, eyeshadow maven and a pitbull lover.
Small Steps in the Show:
- Check what your assumptions are about therapy and mental health.
- Are those assumptions yours?
- Consult Kelly’s free guides for finding a therapist
- Have initial consultations with potential therapists and be open to that not being your person.
- Get clear on what you need from a therapist.
- Remember you’re not broken or damaged for going to therapy.
- Remember therapy is like dating.
- Look into different kinds of therapy to find what works for you
- Change therapists if you need to, if you’re working on different things as you work though other things or find a different approach.
- Consider deepen your approach beyond the day to day and looking at where things come from.
- Tell people you trust that you’re going to therapy.
Mentioned in the Show:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Jarrett & Jennie
Small Steps Episode 10 with Deirdre Jayko
Kelly’s Guides for First Time Therapy-Goers
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