No matter what the response has been from your immediate friends, families, or inner critic, I believe you are making a good decision. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. As a therapist, I am honored that you chose this process as your vehicle to healing.
If this is your first time in therapy, welcome. My guess is that getting started can be pretty scary – to talk to someone you do not know about things that make you uncomfortable, sad, angry, overjoyed, or embarrassed – but I would like to reassure you that this process is here to help you grow. There are certain elements necessary in therapy in order to maintain a space of positivity, growth, and healing. Yet, you are not responsible for maintaining those elements. That is the job of the therapist – my job.