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therapistOne major misunderstanding surrounding therapy is the idea that once you begin counseling with one therapist, you need to continue working with that therapist. This is not the case. A good therapeutic relationship between therapist and client is crucial to successful therapy. The relationship should be based on trust, understanding, and the feeling of being heard. If you are not feeling a connection with your therapist, then you may want to seek a new mental health professional. Here are few indicators that you may want to take a deeper look at how your sessions are progressing. 


  1. Sessions Feel Like an Obligation

Sessions will not always be easy and definitely not always fun. However, if therapy begins to feel like an obligation constantly, you may want to start analyzing why you feel this way. 


  1. You Look for Excuses to Cancel

Are you constantly looking for excuses to cancel? Why is that? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you feel intimidated or embarrassed during your sessions? It is very important to take the time to figure out what you are feeling and experiencing. Sessions can look different for everyone. Being open with your therapist about what works for you may help shape the experience into something more beneficial for you.


  1. You No Longer Feel as if You Are Learning

Therapy sessions should help you to learn more about what you are experiencing. Knowing what you are feeling is powerful and important. Your therapy sessions should help continue your learning and growth.


  1. You Do Not Feel Heard

Feeling heard is a major key to successful therapy. Your therapist is there to help you. They are there to be a person of support for you as you journey through recovery and face your challenges head-on. If you are not feeling heard, this may greatly impact your success and journey.


The simple truth is we all need different things from therapy. We all need to be supported in different ways because we are all on unique journeys. Therapists are simply people just like you and me. They all specialize in different styles and techniques. A therapist that may be amazing for me may just not be right for you. That is perfectly normal and okay. For that reason, some people end up switching therapists. Try to be open and honest about what you are experiencing and feeling. Here at The Guest House, we know the journey through therapy can be scary and sometimes overwhelming. We are here to help regardless of where you are in the recovery process. Call us today to learn more about how we can support you at (855) 483-7800.