Saturday, January 10, 2009

How does therapy work and how will I know if I’m getting better?

Psychotherapy is a process in which the therapist and the patient discuss a myriad of issues, events, experiences and memories. This process creates the opportunity for deeper self-awareness and understanding of current problems and paves the way for connecting with and building on existing strengths, developing new self-care strategies, and making choices that lead to feeling good about oneself and creating a more satisfying life.

You will know you’re getting better when the problems that brought you to therapy have been resolved or have lost their hold on you and you are feeling better about yourself. During the course of therapy you should be having an ongoing dialogue with your therapist about your progress. 

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