Therapy is an opportunity to deal with the challenges of life. Therapy is a process by which an individual can identify behaviors and feelings that are making life unmanageable. Individuals use therapy to gain insight into their challenges and learn new strategies to better handle situations.
The first session is called the Initial Assessment. This is where you and the therapist discuss the reasons you feel therapy is necessary. The session involves asking questions about your personal life, family history, and work experiences. It will be important to discuss any concerns about your mood, emotions and behavior.
It is important to be open, to be honest and to ask questions.
The therapeutic process is the relationship between you and your therapist. This connection is fostered through the clients sharing information and the therapist’s clinical approach. This relationship is nurtured through positive regard, honesty and mutual respect.
The frequency of scheduled sessions depends on the therapeutic work and scheduling ability. Ideally counseling will take place weekly for the first two months. As time progresses, you and the therapist can change the frequency of session. Biweekly and monthly sessions are available. There is no restricted number of sessions. They are determined on an individual basis.