Engaging in a therapeutic process is one of the best ways to deepen your self-knowledge. And it takes courage, time, investment and energy, in order to start a process where you will share personal and intimate details, some of which never disclosed before, with someone that, in the beginning, is a stranger. So, choose wisely, carefully, and take the most advantage of your therapeutic experience.

Please check our tips on how to best prepare for your psychotherapeutic process.

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adapted from: Rentabilizar a sua terapia (Caetano, 2012)

Choose wisely
Choose wisely

A good outcome depends a lot on the quality of the relation established between you and your therapist. Take your time choosing the person you will seek help from. Choose the one that is the best fit for you. Go for a "test-drive” with some therapists and notice with whom you feel more comfortable and safe with. Don't worry about the therapists you didn't choose. Believe me, we are prepared for that. (click to continue)

The therapeutical hour
The therapeutical hour

Individual sessions last for 50m to 60m. Group sessions are longer. Don't get there only at designated time. Take 10 to 15 minutes before your sessions to relax and think about what you need from that session.

Keep walking
Keep walking

Therapy is like a class where you study yourself. The more engaged you are in understanding yourself and collaborating with the therapist, the more you will benefit from the process … And you more able you will be to understand what you want in life, and focus on how to develop your well-being, autonomy and freedom. Enjoy the journey!

Choose wisely
Choose wisely

A good outcome depends a lot on the quality of the relation established between you and your therapist. Take your time choosing the person you will seek help from. Choose the one that is the best fit for you. Go for a "test-drive” with some therapists and notice with whom you feel more comfortable and safe with. Don't worry about the therapists you didn't choose. Believe me, we are prepared for that. (click to continue)

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