I always say that what you put into therapy is a good indication of what you’ll get out of it. With that in mind, I recommend the following to make the best use of your time and money spent on therapy:
- Keep your appointments. If you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible (more on my cancelation policy below). Making progress in therapy is partially contingent on consistency, as well as commitment to growth and personal change.
- Start a journal! It helps to hash out what you might like to work on prior to each session. Many people also find it useful to make notes during session, and similarly, jotting down a few notes immediately following your appointment can help solidify insights uncovered therein.
- Communicate! With me, that is. I’m here to help, so it’s essential that you let me know how you think our work is progressing.
- Ask for homework! Many people find that receiving additional exercises or reading assignments can enhance their experience in therapy.
- Trust the process! I can’t stress this enough. You are choosing to embark on a journey, but nobody ever said it would be easy. The biggest gifts you can give yourself are patience, compassion, and a belief that things will unfold as they should.