Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart


Getting the Most out of Therapy

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 11:10 AM

 Here are some suggestions for making your therapeutic experience the best possible:

1) Be totally honest. Believe me, I've heard every story. The human condition contains basic elements that exist in all problems presented, and you're not going to shock me, nor am I going to disapprove of you!

2) Be open to new ways of thinking. Although you are free to examine, use, or discard any suggestions I  may make, remember that behavior change is required for growth. "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten."

3) Understand the difference in professional therapy and "talking to a friend." A minimum of five1/2 years of college, two of them in human behavior, is required to legally practice as a counselor. We are also required to get several thousand hours of internship experience and supervision before being licensed.

4) Expect some resistance from family or friends. Change, even good change, can be threatening, and comes with a price. Your relationships will change because your world changes when YOU change. There will be people in your life who resist this, who want you to "stay in your box." It is indeed necessary to rock the boat for things to ultimately improve.

5) Do your homework. The true change of the therapy experience only takes place outside of the office, as you test the new ideas I give you and report the results back to me.

6) Journal, journal, and journal some more. The research is compelling: journaling continues the therapeutic progress outside of the session, releases tension, and moves you forward faster. Bullet-point journaling works well too.

7) Attend as regularly and as often as possible. It's also smart to come in occasionally after therapy has ended if you sense a downturn in mood or thinking.

8) Be patient with yourself. It took you a lifetime to develop these thinking patterns; it will take more than a session or two to change them!

9) Make notes after the session. Ideally, schedule enough free time after your therapy to go somewhere and process what came up.

10) Take responsibility for the session. Notice during the week what bothers you, excites you, what insights come up in your journaling that need to be explored further. Bring this information to session.




Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply brand cialis online
7:16 PM on August 27, 2020 
Elifemeds Sagegerway - Cialis Houmpept Dutasteride Cod Accepted Sheffield Hedheest Cialis erabermatano farmacia cialis sin receta
Reply ivermectin 3mg for humans
6:05 PM on August 27, 2021 
Cialis Kaufen Internet
Reply cliefrelo
6:46 AM on August 28, 2021 
ivermectin 3 mg tablet price
Reply UttegoSef
5:56 PM on August 28, 2021 
36 hour cialis online
Reply buy cialis non prescription
11:47 PM on August 28, 2021 
Commander Lioresal 25mg
Reply ivermectin for cats
9:07 PM on August 29, 2021 
Inhouse Pharmacy Amoxicillin
Reply mayorgo
4:54 AM on August 31, 2021 
propecia before and after reddit
Reply Piegree
11:32 AM on August 31, 2021 
Reply cliefrelo
3:00 PM on August 31, 2021 
Reply where can i buy cialis on line
3:04 PM on August 31, 2021 
Produit 205
Reply Urbatetry
1:03 PM on September 4, 2021 
what do generic viagra pills look like
Reply Piegree
7:01 PM on September 4, 2021 
Reply abissep
6:29 AM on September 5, 2021 - order viagra with mastercard
Reply Styclar
9:49 AM on September 6, 2021 - cheap finasteride
Reply Styclar
2:01 PM on September 6, 2021 
Reply Propecia
2:40 PM on September 6, 2021 
buy cialis online for cheap
Reply Piegree
10:18 PM on September 6, 2021 - generic cialis from india
Reply finasteride walmart
12:31 AM on September 7, 2021 
Reply nitioxoks
8:44 AM on September 7, 2021 - stromectol without prescription
Reply finasterid
9:26 PM on September 7, 2021