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My First Therapy Appointment is Tomorrow | Clo Bare
​I have my first therapy appointment tomorrow. It’s not my first ever appointment, but it’s the first after six years or so without any therapy or counseling. It seems fitting to talk about my first therapy appointment on my first Clo Bare blog post, seeing as my desire to add more joy to my life is reason for both endeavors. Part of me is relieved to have finally surrendered to the truth that I need help at this point in my life, and the other part of me is dreading the start of this journey, as if it’s a sign of relapse or weakness. It was a long trek last time around, and I never felt like I gained the skills I needed to deal with stress, massive life changes, and the general overwhelmingness that comes along with becoming and being an adult sometimes. I felt guilty for even thinking that I needed help for things like depression or anxiety because my life is good, and there is nothing outright wrong with my existence and the life I’ve built. I’ve doubted my reasoning for going, and thought that I should just try and “toughen up” or thicken my skin, or deal with things on my own time.​ Seeking …