A Letter From Your Therapist

Dear _______,

Every time we work together, I'm inspired by your strength and your insightfulness. My heart also breaks for you, for your younger self. There are times I wish I could just jump off the couch and hug you.

I want you to know, the goal of therapy is not to "fix" you. You see, you are not broken. You never were. You may have felt that way, but feelings aren't always logical. Just because we feel something does not mean it's true.

My role, as your therapist, is to guide you to the truth. You've been through some really terrible experiences. Some seemed major, some seemed minor. Those experiences made you believe things about yourself that are just not true. And those thoughts make you feel anxious and sad.