How do you know if you need therapy? I think I do because of my relationship with my ex, my Mom's long term illness and passing, my dad's drug addiction, my aunt's verbal abuse and alcoholism growing up etc. I'm just not sure if I'm going to go in there and the therapist is going to laugh at me or think that my problems are miniscule. I tend to downgrade my problems and pain, but I make sure everyone else knows that they deserve better or need to seek out help. I guess that's an issue to take up with the therapist.
ETA: I'm very nervous about going. I'll be going this Saturday at 11. The only other time I've ever seen a therapist was three times with my ex and the therapist wasn't very helpful. What should I expect?