Without elaborating on these issues, you will want to consider the following issues when looking for a therapist and then engaging in therapy:
- Finding the right fit by taking inventory of your symptoms and looking for a therapist who specializes in those symptoms. Also think about gender preferences.
- Take ownership of your session. You are there to talk so take time beforehand to think about what you want to say. Maybe jot down a few notes and thoughts.
- Don’t expect answers. The therapist is not going to answer your questions but they will give you the tools to answer the questions yourself.
- Tell your therapist if you have concerns about your sessions. Speak up if you don’t like something your therapist says. Address your frustrations in the session.
- It’s all worth mentioning. When you are in therapy, buried or forgotten feelings get dredged up. Tell your therapist about images that cross your mind.
- Pick a good time for your session. What is the best time of day for you? Are you a morning person. Timing can also depend on where you have to be after your appointment. If you can’t avoid a schedule conflict, then tell your therapist what is on your agenda so that he/she does not engage you in intense conversation 10 minutes before the session is over. You might need a cool down period before you leave.
- Ask about your progress. From the beginning talk about the end. Along the way you need to know you are making progress. Therapy needs to feel like a safe place to reveal your thoughts and feelings.
- If you have more questions about this or other issues that can be addressed with hypnosis or life coaching please give me a call at 361.442.9590 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org