It is natural to have doubts before or during the therapeutic process. These tend to be addressed during the sessions.
Still, you can find here some of the answers you may be looking for.
You can also contact us, in case you have any additional question.
I don't know if I need to see a therapist... I should be able to address these issues on my own. How can I benefit from a psychotherapeutic process?
Often, when we think we can handle our own issues, that is the undeniable truth. Still, sometimes, you can really benefit from a little extra help. A therapist's assistance is not the same type of assistance you would get from a friend or a family member. It is a professional and focused type of support. Typically. people get better with therapy, not only at a symptomatic level, but also, at a deeper level regarding self-knowledge and coping strategies to manage future challenges .
If I go ahead, do I have to tell the therapist about everything in my life? Can the therapist share anything with anyone?
No. You don't have to share everything. You are encouraged to let the therapist aware of what is more relevant and / or concerning and, as the process proceeds you will be able to be more comfortable sharing other issues appropriate in the moment.
And no, as the therapist is bound to strict confidentiality. Only exceptions would be if there is risk for you or a third party. Even in these circumstances, you will be the first to know.
How long does it take? Is there any structure?
The duration of a therapeutic process depends on many factors, such as the nature of the request and pace of progress. We don't want a never ending process, so this is discussed regularly.
Typically, sessions occur weekly, especially in the early moments of therapy. This can vary, when agreed with your therapist.
Individual sessions last for 50 / 60 minutes ( your first session can be longer). Group sessions last longer as well.