Are you wondering what to expect in therapy?
The scenario below may help you understand what it's like to be in therapy with me.
You enter the room wondering what we will talk about and you sit across from me. I am there, present and listening. You start to talk, unguarded because you trust the therapeutic relationship now. We have done a lot of work together to get to this trusting place.
At first you were hesitant, perhaps you were embarrassed about needing to come to therapy and we talked about that. You asked a lot of questions; How long is it going to take? What are we doing here? How are you going to fix me? Do I have to talk about my feelings?
Over time, you calmed down because it started to feel like a relief to be able to articulate what has been on your mind. Now, after several sessions, you hear your voice say what you have only felt before and that provides relief because it is no longer hidden. You feel safe in therapy, you are starting to see that you are being heard, understood, and you are starting to approach your life from a new angle. You feel more secure in your self and your relationships and you have developed more effective strategies for coping with things that used to feel intolerable. As you learn more about yourself, you find that there is more freedom in your life, more ease in your body and more strength in your relationships.