What do you wish people understood about therapy?
Even when individuals do get to a place of seeking out therapy, finding a professional, and making an appointment, the difference between expectations and reality can cause them to quit sessions prematurely. Dr. Jackson explained some of that. “Lack of understanding about what therapy is and what to expect in therapy can hinder the therapeutic process. Not many are aware of the paperwork that is required in the beginning, realize the intake session typically costs more than subsequent sessions, and that you’ll be asked a lot of questions in the first session, that therapy can occur more or less depending on your needs, how you work collaboratively with your therapist to set goals and develop a treatment plan, and that subsequent sessions will have ebbs and flows, which is part of the healing process.”