How do I tell my parents I want to go into therapy?
Mom, Dad, I want to go to therapy. It would be great if it was that easy. And for some of you it will be. If you want to go to therapy but fear telling your parents, or you fear retaliation from your parents, start with school. Most schools have their own counseling services or have access to a community mental health clinic just for students. Most of the time - depending upon your individual situation, therapists will need permission from your parent or guardian for you to enter therapy. This is not a worry, Therapists are seasoned at having these conversations with parents. It is their responsibility to make contact with your parent or guardian, discuss confidentiality with them, and arrange for written permission from them for you to begin therapy.