Last week, I logged onto my telehealth therapy session with the intention of coming up with a game plan for the next few months. Within 20 minutes, I felt a huge sense of relief because we had both decided that this would be my last session (for now). Is it weird that a mental health advocate who thinks everyone could benefit from therapy is so happy to no longer be in treatment? Maybe a little. But one of the biggest takeaways I’ve learned from my master’s program is that therapy is a tool. It’s not a life sentence. And a big part of my growth has been figuring out when therapy is beneficial to me versus when therapy is a strain on my life. And I realized in that session that the best thing I could do for myself is take a break.

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