What to Expect in Therapy
Expect a good fit between you and your therapist.
Don't settle for a bad fit. You may need to see one or more therapists until you experience feeling understood and accepted. Normally, sessions will last about 50 minutes, and often be about once a week. For more intensive therapy, sessions may be needed more often.
Therapy is a partnership.
Both you and your therapist contribute to the healing process. You're not expected to do the work of recovery all by yourself, but your therapist canít do it for you either. Therapy should feel like a collaboration.
Therapy will not always feel pleasant.
Painful memories, frustrations or feelings might surface. This is a normal part of therapy and your therapist will guide you through this process. Be sure to communicate with your therapist about how you are feeling.
Therapy should be a safe place.
While there will be times when youíll feel challenged or when youíre facing unpleasant feelings, you should always feel safe. If youíre starting to feel overwhelmed or youíre dreading your therapy sessions, talk to your therapist.