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Let’s Normalize Therapy

I had my first therapy session last week and it was incredibly validating. I’m not going through any sort of crisis, I just got to thinking that I have really been through a lot over the last few years and maybe I should talk to someone about it. 

She let me talk for a good 45 minutes pausing here and there to ask clarifying questions. Then, she leaned back in her chair with her eyebrows raised and said, 

“Meggan, you have been through a lot.” 

I nodded my head along and internally thought, well yeah, that’s why we’re here. She looked at me and said, 

“No, Meggan. You have been through a LOT. What you’ve gone through isn’t just run of the mill every day stuff. It’s very clear to me that you lean on Jesus for your strength because other people finding themselves in your shoes would not be as okay as you are.” 

I’ll admit, I got a little choked up. It was so incredibly validating to be told that the things that had happened to me over the last decade were not normal. Honestly, the reason I hadn’t ever thought to go to therapy was because I was doing “ok”. Aren’t you supposed to be having some kind of breakdown in order to do that? 

Well, it turns out that no, you don’t have to be on the verge of psychosis to get some help. I think if we spent more time normalizing these things that it would give others permission to get the help they need as well. 

When I realized that other people I knew and respected went to therapy, it made me realize that I had been expecting to be this superwoman in all areas of my life and assumed that the people I looked up to just did it all on their own. Why had I never considered that maybe they didn’t always have it all together? Maybe they needed some help at different points. And maybe, just maybe, that was totally okay. 

So this is me, normalizing therapy for anyone who might be hesitant. Sometimes all we need is an outside perspective to show us that we are fierce, courageous, and bold…and that we deserve better.

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Meggan Larson

Meggan Larson

Award Winning & Amazon Best Selling Author, Course Creator, Adoptee, founder of Fly With Me Academy & co-founder of Starfish Stories Publishing Company.

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I published my first book in 2020 and went on to publish several more books within a year. I write fiction and non fiction and love to help others write and publish books as well.

I was adopted as a baby, have gone through stage four metastatic cancer, and nearly lost my life during my last pregnancy due to placenta percreta. I believe that we go through difficult circumstances so that we can reach back into the fire with buckets of water to help others.

My life ambitions include expanding my non profit organization to provide financial relief to families going through an unexpected medical crisis, building safe haven homes for women and their children escaping domestic violence situations, and learning how to homestead in order to become more self sufficient.



I dropped out of high school in the 11th grade, switched to an alternate school and was valedictorian the following year.


I met my husband on a sort of blind date when I was 15 and have been in love with him ever since (married for nearly 15 years now!).


I’ve always homeschooled my three amazing kids because I genuinely love getting to hang out with them every day.