5 TIPS for a successful #counseling or #psychotherapy experience
Tip No. 1 - Consistency
Many people believe that they can just stop by their counselor's office every few months and this will be enough. However, this is not the case. #Counseling requires consistent attendance usually weekly to be the most effective. In some cases twice a week might be required. Some types of #therapy such as #psychoanalysis requires at least 3 times per week attendance. While #counseling styles and theories vary and some #counseling theories focus on behavioral changes or the use of specific techniques, as mentioned earlier #counseling or #psychotherapy is first and foremost an introspective process which depends on how you feel or experience your relationship with your #counselor or #psychotherapist. It’s difficult to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship with someone who you see once every 6 months.
Tip No. 2 - Honesty
If you’re not going to be honest with your #counselor then there really is no need to go to #counseling. Being honest in #counseling can sometimes be quite difficult but you need to talk with your #counselor about these difficulties so that s/he can help you figure out what’s going on for you. For example, if you’re afraid of flying and you don’t tell your #counselor this information how is s/he going to help you? They cannot.
Tip No. 3 - Likability
Find a #therapist that you like. Most #therapists today have a website with information about their training, style of work and the types of problems for which clients see them. Most #therapists have pictures of themselves on their websites and many people look at the pi