A frequent topic that comes up from survivors is counseling. At first, many people are hesitant to go. After all, seeking counseling can be difficult. Some can have a hard time affording it financially, but it also means discussing your story with someone else.
But what about those who feel like it’s too late? This is a topic I’ve heard from several people regarding their stories. Some people think that after a certain amount of time has passed, their story will no longer impact them. Others think that they did all the hard work themselves and seeing counseling will be a waste of time.
One response I recently heard was that “I’ve gotten used to the feelings”.
After hearing this, I felt sick. Survivors should know that therapy is beneficial, no matter when or where you receive it. We all deserve someone to talk too, and a positive therapeutic relationship can provide that and help us heal.
Whether it’s a few weeks or years or even a decade after your story happened, it’s never too late.
The brain is an amazing organ. It holds our thoughts, dreams, and emotions. Studies have shown that therapy can literally change how we process negative emotions no matter how long after they happen.
This is why it’s never too late to seek help. There’s no such thing as waiting too long to see a counselor. A Voice for the Innocent has a great set of counseling resources which can be found by clicking here.
If this is something you’ve been putting off, your feelings are valid. After all, therapy is hard and requires accessing difficult emotions.
I hope you don’t let time be your barrier, as the perfect time to go to therapy is when you’re ready.