Selena Gomez Talks About Her Experience With Therapy
DateAugust 5, 2017
Last year, Selena Gomez opened up about her struggles with her Lupus-based anxiety and depression after canceling the remainder of her Revival tour to seek treatment. Since completing her treatment, Gomez has been vocal about the benefits of taking a break and how receiving therapy has helped her get to where she is today.
A unique portion of her treatment included equine therapy, which allowed her to live in the countryside and be paired up with a licensed therapist and horse professional. This type of help encourages patients to “build a sense of self-worth and self-concept, improve communication, build trust and self-efficiency, develop socialization skills and decrease isolation, learn impulse control and emotional management, set perspective, and learn their limits or boundaries.”
This system seems to have worked wonders for Gomez, who told InStyle that after the completion of equine therapy, she began working on overcoming insecurities due to social media and other harmful outlets that many young girls deal with today.
“Because of social media, because of all the pressure that girls have, it’s so difficult,” she said. “I remember when I had my Disney show, I was just running around and not caring and making kids laugh. I was all over the place. And now it feels more zoomed-in — you have ugly people trying to get negative things from you, and the energy makes you feel bad about yourself. You can’t help it. It’s very hard to find out who you are during all that mess and pressure.”
Selena is a huge advocate for therapy and wishes more people would openly talk about it. She says, “I came out, and it felt like, ‘OK, I can go forward.’ And there are still days. I go to therapy. I believe in that and talking about where you are. But I’m in a really, really healthy place.”