Why do some people resist talk therapy?
I can understand resisting taking medication (side effects, potential unknown risks…whatever).
But what possible down side is there to talk therapy? There are free or sliding scale counseling options in almost every area of this country. It will not give you cancer or heart disease or lower your libido. It will just help you fix your problem.
I have a friend who recently spent 24 hours crying and moaning to me about an unfortunate situation that has been plaguing him for a year. A freakin’ year. And his excuses for not getting therapy were (1) that it costs money (which he has plenty of) and (2) that his problems might not be the kind of thing the therapist wanted to talk about.
These are not real reasons. These are stupid excuses. What is the real reason? Why do people resist this potential solution?