Addison Rae Shares the Most Helpful Advice She Has Received in Therapy

To some people, therapy can be a taboo topic. However, with the rise of mental health awareness, more and more celebrities are opening up about their therapy experiences. 

Addison Rae Easterling (also known by her TikTok username @addisonre) is one star who has gained a lot from seeing a therapist. She is now sharing with fans a helpful piece of advice she received.

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Addison Rae admits she has been struggling with fame

Easterling became a star on TikTok in 2019. She had been dancing since she was young and ended up attracting attention on the internet for her dance videos.

However, going from a normal teen to a huge celebration with millions of online followers is not an easy experience. Easterling shares in a recent interview with Glamour UK that it especially was hard on her body image.

“It’s a really hard thing to deal with when you’re a girl, especially going through your teens,” she admits. “I am 20 and my body is constantly changing, but people have this high standard around body image and say, ‘Oh, you have to look like this to look great or to look hot or to be cool or to be pretty.’”

She also gets hurt by what she calls “backhanded compliments” about her looks.

“For me, a lot of people have said, ‘Oh I love how comfortable she is and she doesn’t look like the beauty standard,’” she explains. “It’s a backhanded compliment sometimes because people will be like, ‘I’m so glad she’s confident that she doesn’t look perfect.’”

Addison Rae reveals how therapy has been helping her cope

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One thing Easterling does to help her cope with her newfound fame is seeing a therapist. In particular, she reveals therapy has helped her understand her self-worth.

“Self-worth is a big thing that I’ve been working on the past few months because it’s definitely a real struggle, and it does affect you in your daily life, not having high self-worth,” she shares. “Therapy is a great way to work on that and it’s an outlet to speak on things that are bothering you internally.”

Easterling adds, “Just being able to have someone to talk to has been a big thing for me and understanding that if you let people understand you a little more, then they will.”

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Surrounding herself with supportive people is helpful for Easterling, too. She is friends to a number of celebrities, including reality star Kourtney Kardashian. Kardashian has been famous for over a decade now and is able to offer some advice about fame to Easterling.

Easterling shares that one piece of important advice she has received from Kardashian is: “Make sure you’re always enjoying what you’re doing because this is the life you’re living. Make sure it’s something that you’re proud of and you’re continuing to do the things you love.”

Additionally, Easterling admits that Kardashian and her family are very inspiration for her.