What should I except ?

What should I except ?

Every psychotherapy unfolds in its own way. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • No subject is taboo in psychotherapy. The psychotherapist’s role is not to judge you, but to help you understand yourself and find solutions to your problems.
  • Psychotherapy is an active process. It requires you to be willing to talk about yourself and open yourself to your psychotherapist.
  • Trust between psychotherapist and client is essential for the psychotherapy to be successful. The first step is always to choose the right therapist. If you feel uncomfortable with your psychotherapist, it is very important that you say so. You might work on this discomfort during your psychotherapy, or you might be referred to another professional.

How long does psychotherapy last?

The time required for psychotherapy will vary according to the nature of the problem that caused you to seek help and the goals you and your psychotherapist set for yourself. Psychotherapy can take several weeks or several months.

Is medication necessary?

Psychotherapy is a treatment in itself. In some cases, however, it may be advisable to combine it with medication. Your psychotherapist may recommend that you undergo a medical evaluation. Your physician will talk to you about adding medication to your psychotherapy. If you do take medication, it will be in your interest that your physician and psychotherapist work together.