What Not to Expect from Psychotherapy
Every therapist has their own particular therapeutic style, areas of clinical experience, and temperament.
Like any relationship, the therapeutic one is subject to personal compatibility. You may not ‘click’ with your first therapist, or during the very first appointment. It may require a few sessions with different professionals to determine the best fit for you.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Psychotherapy is bound by the rules of confidentiality. Only you can release your health records to an outsider.
Your psychologist's goal is not to keep you on as a client forever but to empower you to function better on your own.
Everyone moves at a different pace during psychotherapy — it’s a very individualized process.
Psychotherapy may entail exploring past events that may be impacting your life.
However, in some instances, your psychologist may forgo delving into your past to focus on the current issue that brought you into treatment. You’ll learn to use techniques to change your current thoughts or behaviors contributing to your problem.
You don’t need to have a specific diagnosis to benefit from therapy.
Most of us have some aspects of our lives we would like to improve: relationships that are in need of some rehab or...
Change, even if it’s positive, can lead to emotional and physical stress: you find yourself in a situation where you don’t know what to expect and that leads to confusion.
A professional can help you through a situation that feels insurmountable.
Everyone makes missteps and occasionally slips into risky behaviors.
But when you can’t stop a specific behavior, if it’s interfering with your ability to function properly in your daily life, or it’s negatively affecting your relationships, it’s time to pause and seek help.
Many believe the only "crazy people need therapy" and end up waiting before they seek help, which only exacerbates the problem.
In reality, people go to therapy for various reasons ...
Most therapists are encouraging and emphatic, and some therapy models emphasize this warm support more than others. But not all therapy works this way, therapists also have to challenge and educate clients.
There are many other areas of expertise that require less effort and are more financially rewarding than therapy. Therapists who thrive in this work deeply respect humanity and aren’t driven by money.