Therapy 101

1.0 Therapy basics

A therapist is a professional who is trained to listen, and help you better understand yourself and your relationships with other people. Whether you’re meeting virtually or in an office, your time with a therapist is private and protected.

Working with a therapist is about building a relationship based on trust and fit. They’ll offer insights into obstacles you are facing, how to overcome them and achieve your goals. Their long term aim will be for you to recognize your patterns on your own, and develop skills to manage your mental wellbeing for a more fulfilling life.

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