Wondering what are some of the most important aspects to keep in mind before exploring therapy?
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One size doesn't fit all
The rapport you build with your therapist depends on many factors - your circumstances, your healing journey, your personality, and the like.
A therapist highly recommended to you by someone you trust, may not work for you.
A therapist who may have been super helpful to you in the past, may not work for you a second time around.
Give the process a little time
Know that your therapist has met hundreds of strangers just like you, and has been trained to work with whatever feeling you bring up.
Give yourself about 3-4 sessions to warm up to your therapist, and then if you feel like you’re reaching a dead-end, look for someone else.
Invest the time to find the right therapist, though it might be frustrating, it will go along way.
Ensure clear communication
Your goals from therapy
Their approach to therapy
Their style as a therapist
The length of each session
Number of sessions you may need
Before you decide to try out a new therapist it is important to talk to them about:
Watch out for red flags
Your therapist is consistently talking more than you.
Your therapist is exhibiting inappropriate behaviours (sexual or otherwise).
Your therapist has violated confidentiality.