The first therapy session is an important step in the process of healing. It’s a time to get comfortable and open up about your thoughts and feelings. This is even if no matter how hard it may be to do so.
This article will give you some insight into what the first therapy session entails. We will offer some tips on preparing for your appointment with a therapist.
First Therapy Session
Therapy is one of the important steps you can take to overcome your issues. There are many sessions in therapy. The importance of the first therapy session is that it gives you the opportunity to meet your therapist. You can also discuss what is troubling you. It’s important for both of you, so come prepared with information about yourself. This includes basic facts like age, gender identity, etc., personal details such as where your family lives or how many siblings you have can also be helpful in getting started.
Preparing For First Therapy Session
Preparing is very important because it enables you to get the most out of your first therapy session. The following are some tips on how to prepare for this important meeting:
- Choose a time that works best with your schedule- morning or afternoon, before work or after school/work, etc.
- Dress up in comfortable clothes and eat something beforehand. Make sure you take enough rest; an overly tired person is not going to be able to focus very well during the appointment so try getting at least six hours of sleep each night leading up to the visit.
- Try thinking about what brought you into therapy and write down any questions you might have about sessions, payment plans, confidentiality agreements, etc., ahead of time. This way nothing will slip through the cracks and you’ll have a productive conversation with your therapist.
The first therapy session is an important step in the healing process. So come prepared and be open to what your therapist has to say. It’s okay if you don’t know everything about yourself yet- that’s what sessions are for. With time and patience, you will be able to work through your issues and start living a happier life.
What You Can Expect in Your First Session?
Your therapy sessions are an hour long each week. This is when both you and your therapist can discuss anything that might be going on in your life–both big or small issues are fair game during this time together!
You should also expect to fill out paperwork before starting therapy, such as a contact information sheet and client history form. This is to help your therapist get to know you better and give you the best care possible.
Your first therapy session will be an important building block in your journey to healing so make sure you come prepared and ready to talk!
What Can Therapist Ask In First Therapy Session?
The therapist will ask you questions about your life, including family relationships and school history. The therapist is trying to get a clear idea of what might be causing the issues that brought you into therapy in the first place.
It’s important for both yourself and your therapist to have an open dialogue during these sessions so feel free to talk openly about anything! If there are any parts of your story/history that make you uncomfortable discussing with other people (including therapists), it may be best to focus on those things at home or through journaling instead. There can always be time added onto future therapy sessions if necessary- remember, everyone’s process is different.
The first therapy session is important, but it’s just the beginning. Be prepared to discuss anything and everything that’s on your mind with your therapist- they are there to help you through this process! And remember, it’s okay if you don’t have all of the answers yet. With time and patience, you will be able to work through your issues and start living a happier life.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that you are not alone. We can help you get started on your journey of recovery and healing from sexual abuse or assault. If you’ve managed to read this far, I hope it has helped give some insight into what therapy might be like for survivors of trauma. Please reach out if we can provide any more information.
A Word From MantraCare
Your mental health — your psychological, emotional, and social well-being — has an impact on every aspect of your life. Positive mental health essentially allows you to effectively deal with life’s everyday challenges.
At Mantra Care, we have a team of therapists who provide affordable online therapy to assist you with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship, OCD, LGBTQ, and PTSD. You can take our mental health test. You can also book a free therapy or download our free Android or iOS app.