Stardust star Claire Danes, 28, revealed she’s attended therapy for the past 22 years to overcome neurosis. Claire began therapy at age 6 when her parents discovered she was afraid of her imaginary friends. She says:
“‘I was getting to be a bit of a neurotic mess, so my parents thought therapy might do me good. But ultimately I became more scared of my therapists than I was of these imaginary creatures.. I’ve benefited enormously from therapy. It’s made me more self-aware and safer. It’s given me a chance to reflect on my experiences and my feelings. To name them, identify them and organize them into some kind of shape.”
Even after overcoming her fear, she still attends weekly therapy sessions, claiming it has helped her acting career. I applaud her for staying in therapy, it gives you a chance to let go of whatever is bothering you. It’s like paying someone to listen to things your friends don’t want to hear.