The Misunderstandings and Myths of Therapy

Date: April 5, 2023 Duration: 21:51 min
The media has misconstrued and sensationalized the truth about therapy for far too long.
The stigmas created by the media’s representation of “crazy people” has tainted its reputation, which prevents many people from getting the help they need.
Therapy is just a form of self-care that focuses on our mental health rather than our physical health and is just as mundane as going to a dentist or a gym. You don’t have to be considered “ill” to pursue therapy, it is a tool that is meant to help people who are struggling with any obstacles in their lives.
If you are experiencing any challenges stopping you from moving forward in life, consider speaking to a therapist!


Society has led us to believe that therapy is for those with deep-seated issues and that it’s not for those of us who are “successful and stable”. The Therapy: Deconstructed podcast, hosted by Dr. Bonnie Wims, debunks the myths and societal beliefs about therapy and explains not only what therapy is, but also how it can help anyone who’s facing obstacles in their lives.

As a therapist, coach, and a UK Chartered Counseling Psychologist specializing in helping the global community, Dr. Bonnie has helped innumerable people get from where they are to where they’d like to be. She’s “your someone else” who is there for you when you need to bounce things off of so that you can better understand yourself. And she does it in a warm and intelligent style that’s peppered with levity.

Listen in each week to Dr. Wims if you’re therapy-curious and get answers to all your questions about what therapy is, what it is not, and how therapy may be the x-factor you’ve been searching for.

✨ Therapy is still shrouded in secrecy and silence and that causes a lot of stigma. 01:28
1️⃣ A story about tinfoil hats: therapists don’t try to read people’s minds. 03:18
2️⃣ “Only crazy people have therapists” is a very bad misperception that the media perpetuates. 07:34
3️⃣ “Talking to a therapist means you are broken.” – Vulnerability is the greatest measure of courage. 10:45
4️⃣ Our behavior comes from our thoughts: Dr. Bonnie’s personal story on trauma. 13:55
🍷 “I can handle my problems myself, I’m not on my knees”: coping mechanisms can help to some extent. 17:42
💸 “I can’t afford it”: there is a solution to that. 18:53
💡 “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” 20:06

What Listeners Are Saying


Every month, I look forward to a new episode of Therapy Deconstructed. The way Bonnie weaves her own story through the episodes is captivating. She has a calm and nurturing voice, like the trusted friend you always turn to when you need solid advice. I always finish an episode feeling like she was talking directly to me.

Thomas MacInnes

As someone who had never gone to therapy, I found myself in a situation last year that was very sad, confusing and overwhelming for me and I was really unable to figure my way through it. I turned to Bonnie and she so graciously and effortlessly (seemingly) had so much empathy and compassion for my feelings and she truly helped me navigate getting my emotions and really my life back on track. I am very grateful for Bonnie and her wisdom, honesty, humor, candor but mostly for her compassion. I’m excited to listen to her podcast but would highly encourage anyone who is reading this to reach out to her. She really helped me and I am very thankful to have her in my corner.


Dr. Wims makes therapy digestible and even fun to learn about. Sometime therapy feels like a big mystery and something super intimidating, but she breaks it down make it feel more personal and helpful.


I’m pretty particular about what podcasts I’ll tune into, but this one was recommended so I decided to check it out. Bonnie is a natural at this – she offers thoughtful insights into our thoughts and emotions and why we humans fall into unhelpful patterns, then provides simple wisdom on how to reframe them. Big fan.

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