Considering therapy isn’t always easy, but it’s the first step to making positive changes in your life. Whatever the reason is. Maybe you already have some sort of plan or goal for what you want your life to be like, but you want help getting started.
Most of our wounds and defenses are the result of what has happened to us and to those around us. If you have the will to change and put in the necessary time and energy, healing is possible. Going to therapy does not mean you are weak or flawed. You are setting healthy boundaries with the people in your life and building stronger relationships because of those healthy boundaries.
Many persons seek to replace sadness, anxiety, anger, and frustration with happiness, peace, and hopefulness about their future. Therapy can help you achieve that as well as balance the day-to-day needs of your life. When you work through and resolve the underlying root causes of those feelings, you feel better! You will notice that you are happier, calmer, at ease more often, and more hopeful about the future.
Therapy is a place where you feel safe, understood, and like you have the ability to make your life better.
Many who have never done therapy before can easily have preconceived views on what it is, who it’s for, and what it means to go see a therapist. Therapy is a process of self-discovery. Therapy is most powerful when it helps people to learn to find answers for themselves rather than rely on another person to find them for them. You will learn about options you didn’t realize you had, which in turn will help you solve your own difficulties. A therapist can’t fix things for you (although many try). You need to learn what is best for yourself. Therapy helps you learn to soothe your own feelings.
How long will I be in therapy?
It is difficult to determine the duration and frequency of therapy. There are many factors that affect not only when you will start to feel better, but also how long it will take for the changes you’ve made become part of you/pattern.
Imposing an end date on
therapy can result in misplaced expectations and leave you disappointed about
the therapy process. In addition, nobody likes to feel pain, so it could
understandably be affecting why you are putting a time limit on how long
therapy will take. Your therapist will inform you that it’s difficult to put an
exact time frame, but will also give you the freedom to terminate when you feel
you’ve gotten what you needed out of therapy to help you.