• Creative Expressions, Art Therapy Blog

    Welcome to May – Mental Health Awareness Month!

    One of the biggest reasons people don’t seek out therapy is because there is such stigma surrounding it. Welcome to May – National Mental Health Awareness Month! I sometimes even find myself, a counselor who genuinely believes in the benefits of therapy, justifying my own personal counseling. I catch myself saying things like “yes, I have a therapist, it was a requirement for my program.” The subtext kind of insecurity obviously says “if they didn’t require it, I wouldn’t have gone to therapy, and if I don’t inform you that it was a requirement, you might think I’m a nut job.” I hate when I catch myself doing this, perpetuating…