I may have mentioned before in this space that I started counseling at a very young age.
I don’t recall how young I was, but I would guess somewhere around 8, when I first starting going to see a psychologist, Dr. Ruth was her name. I remember being very nervous and intimidated by the experience. But ultimately I ended up really enjoying my sessions. I don’t remember much about how long I went or if there was any improvement. I have no idea if the doctor had any inclination that I was mentally ill, that is pretty early. But I was showing some signs, clearly; otherwise I wouldn’t have been there.