Olivia Rodrigo Opens Up About Going to Therapy

Olivia Rodrigo is arguably the biggest breakout star of 2021. Ever since she released her debut single “driver’s license” in January and her album Sour in May,  she has solidified herself as a bonafide pop artist. She won three VMAs last month and attended her first Met Gala. 

However, the singer admitted in her latest interview that the sudden fame did take a toll on her mental health and she has been seeing a therapist since she was 16. Rodrigo said that her mental journey and the help of her therapist has been “life-changing.”

“I hadn’t really started going till I was like, 16,” the Disney star told Tracy Smith from CBS Sunday Morning. “That was a really big, life-changing moment. I’ve learned so much about myself.”

Rodrigo also talked about the stigma surrounding mental health issues and how the younger generation have been ridiculed for seeking professional help. “Sometimes people are like, ‘Oh, you don’t need that. You have so much. Your life is so great. What are your problems?” 

She continued, “I think that’s definitely a thing that sometimes older people can do to younger people too, kind of trivialize what they’re going through just because, you know, ‘Ah, they’re fine, they’re just kids. They’ll get through it.’ But it feels so real when you’re in it. It’s so valid.”

In another recent interview, Rodrigo opened up about how fame has affected her mentally. “I’m taking it one step at a time. It can be really tough on your mental health though. I’m grateful for the people who like me for me, and keep me separated from all the noise and tabloids or what people are saying about me on social media. That’s always been a top priority.”

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