Is Your Therapy Working?
You should be able to tell within a session or two whether you and your therapist are a good fit. But sometimes, you may like your therapist but feel like you arenít making progress. Itís important to evaluate your progress to make sure youíre getting what you need from therapy.
A word of caution: There is no smooth, fast road to recovery. Itís a process thatís full of twists, turns, and the occasional backtrack. Sometimes, what originally seemed like a straightforward problem turns into a more complicated issue. Be patient and donít get discouraged over temporary setbacks. Itís not easy to break old, entrenched patterns.
Tips for evaluating your progress in therapy
Is your life changing for the better? Look at different parts of your life: work, home, your social life.
Are you meeting the goals you and your therapist have set?
Is therapy challenging you? Is it stretching you beyond your comfort zone?
Do you feel like youíre starting to understand yourself better?
Do you feel more confident and empowered?
Are your relationships improving?