As taboo as it is in the Black community, I am happy that a lot of my friends and colleagues are talking about going to a therapist. I didn’t know how important and how valuable having someone to talk to, who doesn’t know you, could be.
I started online therapy about 4 months ago. I really needed someone to talk to about my anger issues and where they stem from. As early as the second session, I was already feeling a change within myself and I was able to open up more to her than I was to anyone else.
It is super important to be able to talk to someone about what you’re feeling, and the things that you are going through in your everyday life. Mental health is a huge topic right now and I’m glad it’s no longer becoming such taboo.
My therapist, in a few short weeks, got down to the bottom of my issues. If I wasn’t prompt in answering her, she would message me time and time again to make sure that I was okay. Now, I am in the process of finding a therapist who is also a Black woman and where I could go and actually sit and speak with them.
One of my favorite YouTubers, Jayla Koriyan, recently spoke about her experience in finding a Black woman therapist. She went on therapyforblackgirls.com and found someone in her neighborhood. She said it’s been going well.
There are a lot of things that I need to get off of my chest and speaking to my friends and family is not an option. They can’t given me the help that I need, nor should I put that burden on them to try to help me every time I have an issue.
If you need help and can afford therapy, please look into it. It’ll only make you feel better in the end.
If you go to a therapist or have been, comment your experiences below.