What You DON'T Need to Know Before Going to Therapy
Updated: Jun 24, 2020
You don't have to have it all figured it out, or know exactly what you want to work on before reaching out to a therapist. You don't need to have the answers, you don't need to know how long you plan to go...you just have to know that you want to start the process.
So what DO you need to know? You have to know whether you are interested and committed to starting the proccess.
Even if you are aren't certain of exactly what it is that you want to figure out, you have to know that you ARE committed to the proccess. What else should you know? Well, I'm glad you asked!
Do you feel safe? When you first contact or meet with the therapist, it's important to be aware of what you are experiencing internally when you first contact/meet with your therapist. If you do not feel safe emotionally (and certainly physically), you will not be able to speak freely and you will be censoring yourself. When that happens, the therapy experience is significantly stilted and not nearly as productive.
What are you are willling to invest in your therapy process? How much time can you commit to therapy? How much energy? How much of your monetary resources? Are you willing to travel for the right thereapist? Are you willing to get to the vulnerable places in yourself?
It's ok to share with your therapist that you are conflicted, and what your uncertain about... and it is their job to help you figure it out.
If you would like to explore if therapy is right for you at this time, feel free to reach out for a free 15 minute consultation. I am now offering remote teletherapy sessions from the comfort of your own home.