Do you have a desire to see a therapist but are having a hard time taking the leap to schedule that first appointment? The unknown can be scary, and there are a lot of misconceptions and fears that people have about seeing a talk therapist. Today, we talk to Alex about his thoughts and fears, and we encourage him to take the therapist challenge and schedule an appointment. Alex agrees! And he plans to share his experiences to inspire others as well. Be sure to tune-in to the next episode for part 2 to see how it went!
Also in this episode: Andy tries her first kombucha! We talk bloody noses, the school nurse, and swim class. Joleen talks about the undesirable side effects of anti-depressants and shares what she’s recently been dealing with.
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We leave you with listener comments about depression medications and Kombucha.
“I don’t want to pay for disappointment!”
“I know what the therapist is like, I’ve seen the Sopranos.”
“I like to move around and dance. Dance like a horse!”
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