If you have never been to therapy before, you may be unsure of what to expect during your first visit. It may feel strange to tell someone you’ve never met so many personal details about your life, but at Greenville Psychiatric Associates, we are here to help. Many people beginning therapy for the first time may have questions, and we have answers.
People often consider therapy when feeling as if their emotional difficulties make it hard to function on a daily basis. They may feel overwhelmed with the weight of their emotions. For example, some may visit a therapist to address major life changes or to seek help in managing mental health conditions. Some may be struggling with common, everyday issues and just need someone to talk to in order to work through them. There is no limit to why people consider therapy.
Is there a persistent problem or feeling that has been bothering you for a while and doesn’t seem to go away? Does the issue feel too big to handle on your own? Are you tired of this feeling, and feel ready to make a change? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, therapy would be a great option for you.
There is no measure of whether a problem is too small for therapy. If the problem is making you feel negative emotions, that is what matters. Greenville Psychiatric Associates is here to help individuals deal with everyday life stressors or psychological distress.
Communication is a two-way street. Therapy will work best when you and your therapist communicate openly. It will be beneficial to come to an agreement with your therapist about what the major problems are and how he/she can help you. Attend all sessions and think ahead about what you would like to discuss.
Begin by setting clear goals with your therapist. Depending on how long you plan to be in therapy, you may adjust your goals accordingly. If you feel that you are establishing a good relationship with your therapist, this is a good sign. Let your therapist know if you feel stuck after being in therapy for a while.
At Greenville Psychiatric Associates, we empathize with the fact that seeking mental health care can be difficult. We are committed to helping you on your journey towards a more plentiful life. We are here to help. If you think that therapy would be right for you, please feel free to contact us or visit our office.