Therapy is important. Therapy can help us make sense of our experiences, our feelings, and our reactions to the world. Therapy can help us through trauma, but it can also help us through the everyday. For some reason, in some circles, therapy is still stigmatized. It is high time for those days to be over. Whether you think you "need" it or not, therapy can help you.
And that is why we have compiled some of the best tweets on therapy we could find. These are real people who were changed and affected by what their therapist said to them or the strategies that they shared with them, and they generously decided to share those words of wisdom on Twitter to benefit others. And you know what? They totally will! So take these little therapy nuggets to heart because they will help you. Not all of these are for everyone, but chances are you'll find something in here that applies to your own life.
THERAPY! It's great!Chris Traeger from Parks and Recreation knows, and after reading these solid pieces of advice from people's therapists, you will too.
My therapist taught me to interrupt my anxious thinking with thoughts like: "What if things work out" and "What if… https://t.co/fwCikb9e1U— Sinclair Preston Ceasar III (@Sinclair Preston Ceasar III)1523409486.0
A definite yesThis is an important thing to remember. If you are not enthusiastic about a social outing, just say no! It's OK. This is a way to take care of yourself.
Make your needs known
Today my therapist shared this with me: it's okay to make your needs known in friendships. operating in fear of sho… https://t.co/uMRjWQ9JW8— Jasmine The Great | Biz Dev + Brand Discovery (@Jasmine The Great | Biz Dev + Brand Discovery)1528990724.0
Make the plans
when my therapist told me this, it blew my mind you can just tell them "so this is the plan! I hope you can make i… https://t.co/aYkgRYS9GR— Sarah Hollowell 🐋 (@Sarah Hollowell 🐋)1529213846.0
Most people are kind
My therapist asked me to consider that most people want to be kind & aren’t trying to trap me. Sounds like a trap.— Ashley C. Ford (@Ashley C. Ford)1539394509.0
Relationships as silent films
I just got some really cool advice from my therapist that I thought I’d share view your relationships as a silent… https://t.co/I2kRfKBBlM— aubrey casey (@aubrey casey)1538604620.0
Work with who you are
My therapist said to work with who u are not against it. As it relates to how u learn. What rest u need. Your most… https://t.co/WHuL4Jvaju— Big Demeanor (@Big Demeanor)1538401290.0
Turn it around
Me: *saying mean judgmental things about myself* My therapist: If one of your friends said those things about thems… https://t.co/nW8ExUnWli— Kendra (@Kendra)1532973345.0
How you look at yourselfHave you ever heard that you have to learn to love yourself before anyone else can learn to love you? That's basically what this therapist is saying. It's an important reminder for everyone.
Take care of yourself
“To protect the art, you must protect the artist.” -my therapist a while back and my tender reminder that taking… https://t.co/sy7U8cVZZh— debbyryan (@debbyryan)1539219038.0
Today my therapist made me realize I really am a pleaser. I’ve put others needs before mine and that’s what has cau… https://t.co/Y15Ejf0m6k— Sun Hashira Edgar (@Sun Hashira Edgar)1539647918.0
Don't fight every battle
One of the most useful things my therapist taught me was there are some battles you won’t feel up to fighting and that’s okay.— 💖💙💜Elise 💖💙💜 (@💖💙💜Elise 💖💙💜)1539785175.0
ME: I feel lost and hollow and directionless and like this city has no answers for me. THERAPIST: Have you tried eating lunch?— Aparna Nancherla (@Aparna Nancherla)1508442297.0
Empathy for others
Reflecting on a thought my therapist told me today: Feeling empathy for others requires vulnerability. Sometimes pe… https://t.co/Dfmyop29ra— Stephanie Hurlburt (@Stephanie Hurlburt)1539050043.0
I walked into my therapist's office on Tuesday stressed TF out because of the world at large. Y'all know what she t… https://t.co/EtngZ6JDnU— Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker (@Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker)1530196499.0
Do what works for you
Not too long ago my therapist asked me what I thought might happen if I stopped judging myself and just did what wo… https://t.co/eHNEj5f2uW— Ashley C. Ford (@Ashley C. Ford)1538831285.0
I struggled being accountable for doing this. My therapist said that it was because I had so many situations that I… https://t.co/aHJsBpoI4l— R A Y 🇵🇷 🇲🇽 (@R A Y 🇵🇷 🇲🇽)1539024252.0
Write down your moods
my therapist was like “you should get a journal and write down all of your moods so you can chart your downswings”… https://t.co/XQKU1HQJZy— han hill (@han hill)1539179033.0
It’s mental health awareness day !! I struggle with anxiety/panic attacks and one of the things I work with my ther… https://t.co/4xC38hSuX3— Rachel Sennott (@Rachel Sennott)1539209488.0
Eat what you want
My therapist asked me why I keep dieting and not just try eating the foods I want to eat. Here lady, take all my mo… https://t.co/e3PITqG29f— rejected by eharmony (@rejected by eharmony)1539632039.0
Listen to the worksheet
Me *listening to the Smiths in my room*: “Let me take a look at this self-care worksheet my therapist gave me.” Sel… https://t.co/SC0GyG7PsY— Ian Curtis Is Hungry (@Ian Curtis Is Hungry)1539727556.0
My therapist recommended drawing mandalas, so here is a rudimentary one. #crafttherapy #mandala #mentalhealthmatters https://t.co/pSWMhu2vgE— Kate Expectations (@Kate Expectations)1539772889.0
Be proudIt doesn't help anyone to live with regrets about steps you could have taken sooner. Just be proud of the person you are, the one who allowed yourself to make the changes you did.
Don't pathologize everything
today my therapist reminded me that sometimes when i do or feel or think things they aren’t a part of my trauma or… https://t.co/etpCw73CfE— dirt prince (@dirt prince)1538706312.0
Deal with your problems
my therapist: the way to deal with your problems is to actually Deal With Your Problems me: https://t.co/Ogi5XLrxWR— cheyanne (@cheyanne)1539720356.0
Common sense filters
This is why I love my therapist https://t.co/1bj0qT9paD— evangelion fan club (@evangelion fan club)1529988982.0
Harder and harder
my therapist: “the more you try and run from your feelings the harder it will be” me: “yeah, you’re right” also m… https://t.co/ZQCYOwxsu7— Evita 💖 (@Evita 💖)1539505309.0
The whole internet
My therapist: “It’s like you’re in an abusive relationship with the entire internet.”— Coraline Ada Ehmke (@Coraline Ada Ehmke)1538691722.0
Who are you?
My therapist told me that those of us who suffer from an obsession with perfectionism need to determine who we are… https://t.co/0dxoB7mly6— Mrs. Grotke (@Mrs. Grotke)1531845096.0