You don’t need a psychiatric diagnosis to benefit from psychotherapy. Before managed care (insurance companies) got into the business of mental health, therapy and counseling were about working through life’s struggles with a trusted expert. In fact, there are many issues that are not represented by a psychiatric diagnosis (and therefore, not covered by insurance companies) – but I’ll save that conversation for another time.
For now, I’ll say that one of the major benefits to not involving your insurance company is that you do not have to wait to have a “diagnosable condition” in order to invest in your personal growth.
"Personal growth is an intentionally vague term – it can capture a number of different non-clinical or sub-clinical issues."