Jessica Alba opens up about ‘one of the hardest times’ of her life (Exclusive)

Jessica Alba is opening up about the benefits of therapy.

The Honest Company founder opened up to AOL about taking her 10-year-old daughter, Honor Warren, to therapy. Alba, who has been candid about her parenting styles in the past, explains that therapy means different things to different people and seeking therapy has helped her through one of the "hardest" times of her life. 

"It's nice to be able to talk something out and if i'm not seeing eye to eye with my daughter on something, there's some type of miscommunication and there must be a better way to talk to her so I want to find a way to be a better mom to her. Especially, [since] she's going to develop into being a pre-teen very soon and there [are] hormones she's developing very quickly and her brain and her body and all of it. I just want to really be there for her in the best way. I found that was one of the hardest times of my life," Alba says.

"And so I hope that I can be there for her and show up in the best way that I can," she added.

The Latina actress explained that her family and its Mexican culture are typically against therapy, however that doesn't stop her from having her own views and perspective on the matter.

"I didn't grow up with it. It's very weird for Latinos to talk about your problems and air your dirty laundry or whatever it is. I actually don't think of it as a bad thing and I think opposite to my family," Alba told AOL.

"It's very taboo in my family and people don't talk about it freely or openly or anything like that. They're all very confused by me [laughs]. Luckily, I feel okay to allow my family to have their opinion and that I respectfully have mine. I feel like that is a luxury that I get to have because not everyone gets feel that way -- they feel that what their family feels about something is how they need to."

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"People are afraid of what they don't know and I think people like to give generalizations about things that they don't know. Until you experience something and immerse yourself in it and also what therapy is for me might be very different for what it is to someone else. And so, you can't treat two things the same way. You have to give respect and space for it to be different for different people."

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CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Jessica Alba (L) and Cash Warren attend the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell at 3LABS on November 10, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 17: Jessica Alba, Cash Warren and family attend The Baby2Baby Holiday Party presented by Toys'R'Us at Montage Beverly Hills at Montage Beverly Hills on December 17, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Cash Warren and Jessica Alba attend the 2017 Baby2Baby Gala on November 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren attend the 2017 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 11, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Cash Warren and Jessica Alba attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 18: Cash Warren, Jessica Alba, daughters and guests attend Baby2Baby Holiday Party Presented By Old Navy at Montage Beverly Hills on December 18, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren attend the party for the Premiere Of Lionsgate Summit Premiere's 'Mechanic: Resurrection' at 1 Oak on August 22, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Actress Jessica Alba (L) and her Husband Cash Warren (R) attend the premiere of 'Seoul Searching' at The Majestic Downtown Los Angeles on June 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Producer Cash Warren (L) and actress Jessica Alba, in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, attend Saint Laurent at the Palladium on February 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California for the Saint Laurent Los Angeles show. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SAINT LAURENT)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 06: Cash Warren, actress Jessica Alba, Honor Marie Warren and Haven Garner Warren attend the Baby2Baby Holiday Party Presented By Tiny Prints At Montage Beverly Hills on December 6, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby and Tiny Prints)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 04: Actress Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren arrive at the 2015 March Of Dimes Celebration Of Babies at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on December 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Prodcuer Jamie Patricof, Baby2Baby Co-President Kelly Sawyer Patricof, producer Cash Warren, and actress Jessica Alba attend the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala presented by MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation honoring Kerry Washington at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Rodger Berman, Cash Warren, Todd Ramasar, Jessica Alba and host Jennifer Meyer Maguire attend Saks Fifth Avenue presents 'Harper's BAZAAR Models' with author Derek Blasberg at Saks Fifth Avenue on October 14, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/WireImage)
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