Those who have never experienced counseling/therapy often wonder what the experience is going to be like. This post includes links to all of the posts that I have already written about this topic as well as quotes from others. It is my hope that the blog posts and quotes help give some insight into what to expect as you start the counseling journey.
Here is a list of my current blog posts addressing the counseling process:
Please feel free to leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a suggestion for a specific topic you’d like to see addressed on this blog.
Quotes from others:
(These quotes are not from my clients, but rather quotes that were found via the internet)
“Sometimes, just the act of venting is helpful. Counseling provides a safe haven for precisely that kind of free-ranging release: You can say things in the therapist’s office, with the therapist present, that would be incendiary or hurtful in your living room.” Laura Wasser
“Having to go through an intervention and family counseling is a wonderful experience. I would almost recommend it to anybody. It opens a lot of communication, and it opens old sores, but once it is opened and hashed out, the rewards are far greater.” Susan Ford
“I have been doing marriage counseling for about 15 years and I realized that what makes one person feel loved, doesn’t make another person feel loved.” Gary Chapman
“I’m on a constant path of self-discovery and change. I’m trying to become a better person, a nicer person. I love therapy – it’s brilliant.” Julia Sawalha
While my posts and these quotes may offer some new insight about the counseling process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the therapist you are considering working with if you have any questions about what to expect.