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7 Helpful Things I’ve Learned in Therapy

Feel free to steal these mental health tips

5 min readNov 17, 2023


A female therapist speaks to her patient, a black male with long braids
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Meeting with the right therapist can change your life — and maybe even save it. Unfortunately, mental health care isn’t easily accessible for everyone. Long wait times for appointments, high copays and deductibles, and hectic work schedules are a few of the barriers that keep people from getting the care they deserve.

If you can’t meet with a therapist or other mental health care provider just yet, you’re in the right place. I’m not qualified to give you medical advice, but I can share some of the best things I’ve learned from therapy. I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me.

If you’re struggling with stress, mental health problems, or difficult people, keep these seven things in mind.

1) Let it be

You don’t have to fix all of your problems, at least not right away. Sometimes it’s okay to just leave things alone and accept what you cannot change.

I spent years trying to cure my OCD and anxiety with no luck. My therapist finally said, “Let it be,” and that was a game-changer for me. Instead of trying to get rid of my intrusive thoughts or obsessing about my…




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