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Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

There are a number of benefits that can be attained from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can offer you support and help you with personal growth and skill building. Therapists are trained and can provide an objective perspective on your problems and help guide you towards a solution. Therapy is a collaborative process and the outcome is in part dependent on how well you use the process and practice what you learn. Therapy can help you more effectively manage your mood symptoms, help build your self-esteem and confidence, improve assertiveness and communication, help increase cognitive flexibility leading to alternative ways of viewing your difficulties, learn healthy ways to cope with life stressors, increase insight allowing for a better understanding of self, improve mental clarity and change cognitions and behaviors that are not working for you and help you develop new ones.

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

There are a number of benefits that can be attained from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can offer you support and help you with personal growth and skill building. Therapists are trained and can provide an objective perspective on your problems and help guide you towards a solution. Therapy is a collaborative process and the outcome is in part dependent on how well you use the process and practice what you learn. Therapy can help you more effectively manage your mood symptoms, help build your self-esteem and confidence, improve assertiveness and communication, help increase cognitive flexibility leading to alternative ways of viewing your difficulties, learn healthy ways to cope with life stressors, increase insight allowing for a better understanding of self, improve mental clarity and change cognitions and behaviors that are not working for you and help you develop new ones.

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