Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
This is a perfect poem to consider the road into the world of psychotherapy—a journey of self-discovery and transformation. Or a journey of measured recovery. This results in two definitions that stand before us, either of which any of us can choose. One, a journey within, kindling self-awareness and a zest for life. It's about unraveling layers, embracing your essence, and thriving. Or, second, a more clinical take—measured change in symptoms. The second often offers the quick results sought by managed care.
For me, my heart resonates with the first. Life is more than just survival; it's about thriving with joy. This means a choice for personal growth, depth psychology, existential consideration of our lives, or uncovering and learning from our mistakes, our past, our experiences. Insurance often does not cover personal growth, focusing instead on restoring function. Frequently they relate it to going to see your physician and reporting your symptoms, i.e.: a cough, a tummy ache, or fatigue and having the physician diagnose the problem (pneumonia or a cold, stomach flu or an ulcer, or thyroid or anemia problems). Then the doctor prescribes medication, flu treatment, or cough medicine and hopefully within a few days you feel better. But in psychology and counseling you deserve more. We're meant to evolve emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Pause and reflect: Which road do you choose? Is it the busier road of medical recovery? Or therapy to enhance your path and fulness in life?
Challenge: Refuse to settle. Seek the best for yourself. Reflect on what needs resolution or growth. Take that brave step to seek professional guidance.
Your story can be one of growth and resilience. It only requires you choose that road