The first therapy sessions
Your first session or two of therapy is a time for mutual connection, a time for the therapist to learn about you and your issues. The therapist may also ask for a mental and physical health history.
It’s also a good idea to talk to the therapist about what you are expecting to achieve in therapy. Together, you can set the benchmarks which you will use to measure your progress.
This is also an important time for you to be assessing your connection with your therapist. You need to feel that your therapist understands your concern and reason about your situation, and is invested in your recovery. You must feel comfortable asking questions and sharing sensitive information. Remember, your feelings as well as your thoughts are important, so if you are feeling uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to question or perhaps consider another therapist.