When I was first approached with the statement, "you should go to therapy," I immediately was defensive. First off, another person shouldn't be the reason you begin to go to therapy, you should go for yourself. Secondly, it is your choice if you want to go to therapy for your wellbeing.
With that in mind, my experience with a therapist has helped me in more ways than I know. I went into therapy with the thought of not wanting to take any medication; I feel certain antidepressants and anxiety medication makes me feel like I lost a piece of myself. I wanted to find alternative ways to control my anger and stress.
I first started with two different therapists to see which one I would like more, which I felt was a good idea. However, when your school offers a free one and you're paying $80 a week as a college student, I ultimately chose the free one. I also felt like we connected better, like it wasn't someone who was just sitting watching me cry but someone who wanted to help.
Since I've been in therapy, my anger and self-doubt have shrunk, however, at times I still get into these bad funks. My therapist has given me a shoulder to cry on when needed. I feel open. While at times I hate the thought of someone knowing me so personally, I was able to truly figure out the root of my problems.
It makes me feel not alone.
Therapists should be there to help you not make things worse. Most people believe if it doesn't work the first time, then you shouldn't ever go again, which I think is a lie. If a certain therapist doesn't connect with you, move to a different one.
And if you're one of those people who therapy doesn't work for you, that's okay. Find what moves you.