In my experience as a therapist, I find that people who seek therapy have something fundamentally “right with them” rather than something wrong with them.
It is true – most of us initially come to therapy with one or more troubling symptoms or issues, for example: anxiety, depression, loneliness, shame, nightmares, a break-up, coping with the experience of being betrayed, abandoned, and more.
However, people who are drawn to therapy seem also to be those who possess impressive fundamental strengths… like courage, creativity, sensitivity and insight. (People interested in therapy are often upset, but also have access to a powerful and restless intuition that life could be better.)
It is my perspective too that there can always be more to life – psychotherapy is an adventure of growth past debilitating symptoms into the exploration of who you are, and what you want to do with your precious life.