PhD, Clinical Psychology
For Starters …
If you're reading this that means you've already thought about starting therapy. Congratulations on believing that your life can be better!
Maybe you've decided to try therapy because you're in some sort of crisis or things have gotten so bad you think to yourself: "There has to be a better way." I hope that's not the case, but if it is please know that it's perfectly normal. A lot of people start therapy under such circumstances. At least you're looking for help, and that's a good place to start.
It's also possible that you've been aware of some unresolved issues in your life for a while. Perhaps you've even been in therapy before and just decided it's about time for a refresher, or to deal with something you weren't ready for in the past. Again, all good reasons to try therapy, and I hope you find it helpful.
At a certain stage in life, it may become apparent that things haven't turned out the way you intended. You might be struggling with negative habits, bad relationships, or unwanted emotions. The good news is it's never too late to try something new. It's not about wholesale change, but rather about identifying what's not working for you, perhaps understanding why it's not working, and then finding a better way forward.