mrsfancy16

219d

hello! I'm going to be starting therapy soon for the first time. I'm wondering what to expect?

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  • luteallady

    219d

    Give it time to work. I've been in therapy for years and the benefits aren't always immediate. Sometimes it's actually really hard to talk about your feelings. Make sure you have a therapist you can trust.... therapists are like relationships... some just aren't a good match. It's ok to "shop around." Also, if and when you start to feel better, it's best to still keep going.

    • mrsfancy16

      219d

      thank you so much!

  • Surreal

    219d

    Kindness and understanding. ❤️ I echo Luteallady in that it's ok to ship around. If it doesn't feel right then bring that up.

  • AndThereSheGoes

    219d

    Expect the first session to suck. You're dredging up all these things about you that you want to change. You'll leave feeling defeated and raw because you just reminded yourself how far you have to go. They'll help get you there; just have some trust.

    • luteallady

      218d

      So true. It is really painful at first. The old saying "if you're going through hell keep going" applies.

  • ShoobyDoobyDoo91

    218d

    First session sucks as you go through everything in your life and past. It will get easier though. ❤️

  • bambipony

    218d

    The 1st therapist you work with may not be the one you end up vibing with the most. If things aren't clicking move to another one. You want someone you're very comfortable with talking to and opening up to

  • Zuma

    218d

    First, let me just say good luck! Second, depending on what the kind of therapy you're taking is, be honest with every answer. I learned from a friend who has mental health problems that, the more you open up, the closer you are to being done with therapy. Be honest about every answer, and be sure to open up as much as you feel comfortable.

  • MsDaisyMae

    218d

    Expect to talk about what you want to accomplish during therapy. Have goals for yourself. You really have control of your care.

  • PainterGirl814

    218d

    Expect to talk about your mental health history, big events (positive or negative) that have shaped who you are, and to learn a little about your therapist too. It's ok to be nervous. Totally normal and expected tbh. Also I agree with finding a therapist that works for you rather than just sticking to the first one if it doesn't feel right

    • luteallady

      217d

      oh that's such a good point. I wish I had come with a written history or something. Because it really can get all lost in your head as you're trying to explain it.

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