As a mental health professional, I get the privilege of sitting with people as they embark on their personal journey to wellness and change. By the time a client comes and sits in my office, a great deal of life has occurred. For many people, there is conflict, distress, and suffering before making the initial call to start therapy. There are plenty of reasons why people go to therapy, but the opposite is true as well. So, why do people wait so long before beginning therapy?