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Finding a Right Therapist Who Can Help You
  Therapy can be an effective treatment for mental and emotional problems. But in order to reap its benefits, it’s important to choose the right therapist—someone you trust who makes you feel cared for and has the experience to help you make changes for the better in your life. A good therapist helps you to become stronger and more self-aware. But your therapist cannot do the work for you. In order to make the most of your sessions, you must be an active participant.

How does therapy work?
  Therapy works through the special relationship which develops between client and therapist, in which painful or problematic experiences, feelings and memories, which on our own we feel unable to face, understand or deal with, are made gradually more manageable. Change takes place at an emotional level, and this is the area in which we work together, building trust over time.

What happen in therapy?

During therapy sessions one should feel safe and at ease with the therapist, even when discussing painful or unpleasant topics. The therapist should be skilled at eliciting crucial information and guiding clients through their stories.

The goal is for both therapist and client to gain a clear understanding of the relevant issues. Loose strands that up to now have not seemed to be connected will emerge into an integrated picture that suddenly makes sense.

Feedback from the therapist is as important as the client’s concerns. Client and therapist should agree on a plan of treatment. During difficult sessions it is important for the therapist to gently acknowledge the pain and provide appropriate support, helping the client to face and feel his/her emotions as fully as possible; to override the temptation to deny or run away from the discomfort. Only what we feel can be healed.

Through therapy one learns to change old maladaptive behaviors into healthy ones; to also should see oneself in a new and positive light, free of self-condemnation and negative judgment. The result is more inner peace, empowerment, happiness and improved relationships.

Is therapy working?
  You should be able to tell within a session or two whether you and your therapist are a good fit. But sometimes, you may like your therapist but feel like you aren’t making progress. It’s important to evaluate your progress to make sure you’re getting what you need from therapy. Remember you won’t be a new person overnight. But you should notice positive changes in your life. Your overall mood might be improving, for example. You may feel more connected to family and friends.

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