Have you been thinking about reaching out for weeks or months? Maybe you wanted to years ago, life got in the way, and now you feel like you have nowhere else to turn. What is the biggest obstacle in your way to reaching out and booking that first session? If investing in yourself feels selfish or a place you do not want to spend your money, let’s take a look at the cost of not investing in yourself.
Treatment can feel costly, especially at first. However, ask yourself, how else are you seeking comfort?
Soothing your anxiety? How much does that cost? Things like relying on drugs, alcohol, shopping, or thrill-seeking will cost more in the long run and make emotional withdrawals on your well-being. The cost of holding out on therapy is actually costing you more physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and takes a toll on your body.
To invest in yourself is to invest in your whole self, your kids, partners, business, and community. It is money well spent. Finding coping skills and finding tools you can use for the rest of your life is to increase your productivity at work, improve your abilities, improve your earning potential and self-confidence, all of which pay off immeasurably in your future.
Written by: Catherine Virden