Paulina Porizkova shares emotional post about therapy: 'Is something wrong with me?'

The Swedish supermodel got candid with her followers about going to therapy for the past 17 years.

Paulina Porizkova has been going to therapy for the past 17 years (Photo via Instagram/@paulinaporizkova)
Paulina Porizkova has been going to therapy for the past 17 years (Photo via Instagram/@paulinaporizkova)

Paulina Porizkova is opening up about her mental health journey.

On Wednesday, the 57-year-old supermodel took to Instagram to share a makeup-free selfie paired with a message for her fans, reflecting on her experience in therapy over the last 17 years.

In the caption to her post, Porizkova began explaining that being in therapy begs many questions.

"Being in therapy is an endless amount of 'why,'" she penned. "Until you get to the kernel of your truth. ... I know how to ask myself the 'why' and to keep going, peeling off layers until I get to the bottom. It's almost a game.

"Why am I so angry? Because underneath the anger, I'm scared. Why am I scared? Because the action of this person makes me believe I'm not worthy of love. Why am I not worthy of love? Because there is something inherently wrong with me. Why is something wrong with me?"

The Swedish model pointed out that when these thoughts occur, her "therapist comes in handy to lead me out of this maze."

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"It allows me to identify my anger as a reaction to my pain the next time it boils up, and instead of blowing up, which only puts the other person on the defensive and escalates the anger, strip it down to admitting I'm hurt — which instantly disarms this particular war — and can lead to an actual conversation which may lead to actual change," she concluded.

Porizkova's sentiment was quickly met with supportive messages from fans in the comments.

"You literally just saved me thousands of dollars with my therapist by breaking down my most universal doubts and fears about myself," one Instagram user shared, while another added, "Wonderfully said, Paulina."

"Thank you for sharing, as always this creates space for reflection. You've created a beautiful honest community here," someone else chimed in.

Another fan wrote: "Thank you for being an advocate for mental wellness."

"Thank you for sharing these powerful words! Words I will start to ask myself prior to responding to my kids!" one person commented.

"I could not identify more with this post. Thank you," added another.

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In May, the anti-ageism advocate penned another message touching on her "fear of abandonment" and how it has impacted her relationships.

"My fear of abandonment makes me alternatively cling and then dismiss people I love. At the first hint of distance, I make damn sure I shut the door first so they can't leave me," Porizkova captioned a photo of her reflection in a mirror. "And it took me all the way into my 50s to realize this.

"Getting older is so great, you can expand your heart and your brain if you allow it."

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