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Frequently Asked Questions about Anxiety Therapy
Therapy gives you a safe, confidential space to talk about whatever is on your mind. Together, we can figure out how you can best cope with whatever you’re struggling with.
In our sessions, you will do more than just vent. You’re going to find new ways of thinking about your situation and managing your emotions.
What I’ll also say is that sometimes, you may look forward to going to therapy, other times you might dread it. Sometimes you might feel really good after a session, and other times you might feel exhausted or really sad.
There may be days where you have a ton to talk about, and other days where you feel like there isn’t much to say.
Some people find it helpful to jot down notes throughout the week so they remember what they want to bring up. But even on days where you have no agenda, your session can be as fruitful as any other.
Therapy can dredge up a lot of buried feelings, and sorting them all out is difficult, and takes time. But the great thing about therapy is aren’t doing it alone.
Our first session is a little bit like a warm up. I’ll send some virtual paperwork for you to complete in advance of our first session, which includes a questionnaire for you to fill out.
When we meet, we will review that information and anything else you want me to know. My goal for our first session is to understand what’s troubling you, why you’re seeking therapy, and get an understanding of what you’d like to accomplish during our time together.
For you, it is a great opportunity to ask any questions and see if you feel comfortable working together.
You can also fill out the form below to schedule a consult call. If I don’t think I can help you with what you’re going through, I will let you know, and provide a referral for someone who is more aligned with your needs.
This is a great question. Much of this depends on why you are in therapy, how motivated you are to make changes in your life, along with your personal values, preferences, and culture.
Luckily, there are tons of studies on psychotherapy, and about 80% of people who go to therapy experience benefits.
Finding the right therapist and building a trusting relationship is a very important part of the process. So if you feel safe enough to express yourself, that’s a good sign.
I encourage you to be as open and honest as possible so I can serve you as best as I can.
And if you decide to give it a try, pay attention to what is happening outside of your therapy sessions.
Ask yourself, are you:
- trying out new ways of thinking and behaving?
- reacting to others differently?
- becoming more self-aware?
- able to better recognize patterns in your life?
- starting to feel more hopeful?
It depends on why you’re in therapy and what you’re hoping to get out of it.
Many people feel relief after the first session. And oftentimes you’ll make some progress in 6- 12 weeks.
If you’re coming in because of a crisis or life transition, therapy can last around 6 months to a year.
If you’re looking to address more deeply rooted patterns of behavior, therapy might last longer.
I have found that many of the people I work with deeply value having the time and space address their emotional health. As you start to feel better, we can assess where you are with your goals, see if any new issues have popped up that may be worth addressing, or if it’s time to end therapy.
My door is always open – even if we terminate, you are welcome to reach out at any time to check in.