Do I have too many issues for counseling?

I have so many issues to address. I have a history of sexual abuse, I’m a breast cancer survivor and I am a lifetime insomniac.

I have a long history of depression and I’m beginning to have anxiety. I have low self esteem but I’ve been happily married for almost 35 years.

I’ve never had counseling about any of this. Do I have too many issues to address in counseling?

Abigail Eck
Abigail Eck
I'm so grateful you're here. Finding a therapist is scary, so I'd like to make this comfortable for you.
I am so impressed to hear that despite all that you have endured, you're open to and asking about therapy! That. Is. Incredible.

I don't believe there is a person who has "too many" struggles or is "too far gone" for therapy. Often, our numerous struggles are like the roots that grow from a plant bulb. They're are a lot, but they all lead back to the bulb. That is, we can have many symptoms and experiences that are often rooted from a few deep, primary issues that, once addressed, can resolve more than one symptom/experience like the image below illustrates.
Different Types of Therapy - Family Psychiatry & Therapy
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