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Therapy and Becoming Who I'm Meant to Be

Talk therapy is a big part of my treatment plan.  I can’t go without it.  I know medication is a necessity for me, but I need my therapist.  I need cognitive behavioral techniques, and I need coping skills.  It’s a struggle for me to simply function some days.  Lots of days. 

Every time I leave my therapist, I feel so much lighter.  He is amazing.  I don’t know how he does it, but he seems to know the exact right thing to say, the thing for me to think about, to feel better.  I could never do this on my own. 

Therapy: How to get the most out of it

Is this your first appointment with a new therapist? If this is the case, it will take a while for you to get to know the therapist and their style, as well as for them to get to know you. Therapy is useless if there’s not positive energy both ways.  Evaluate your sessions, and do not accept or stay with a therapist who imposes his/her own opinions, interest/ issues into your therapy, or establishes goals for your therapy that you don't want.