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Going to therapy can be a fantastic experience that can impact every area of your life. Working to better understand your mental health issues, addiction, or trauma can be a huge step to take.

One aspect of therapy that often makes people nervous is the idea of opening up to the therapist about what they are experiencing. You may be embarrassed, fearful, or simply unsure how to word what you are experiencing. Do not let these fears stop you from seeking therapy. Here are a few tips on how to begin opening up to your therapist.

Start Small

Start small if you are nervous. Your therapist will take some time to simply get to know you. Tell your therapist about your family, your friends, and what you enjoy doing in your free time. They want to get to know you as a person, not just a client. They want to understand what makes you, you.

Talk About Your Fears

If you are feeling nervous, talk about it. What are you worried about? What are you finding stressful about being in therapy? Your therapist is there to tailor your treatment and therapy to your needs. They will be able to take into consideration your needs and be able to help you work on your challenges.

Establish Goals

Establish your goals. What do you want your therapeutic experience to be like? What do you want to focus on? Work with your therapist to determine the issues that should be explored and focused on.

Step Outside of Your Comfort  Zone

Treatment is not always easy. You will be working through tough challenges and learning to better understand your mental health issues. You may need to leave your comfort zone. Find comfort in the fact that your therapist is there for you every step of the way through your treatment. When you step outside of your comfort zone, you can make great strides towards improving your overall well-being.

Seeking therapy is a huge step. You may be nervous about opening up to a stranger. Start small when you begin to open up and talk with your therapist about the fears that you hold. Try to remember what you are working towards and how great your results might be if you leave your comfort zone. Here at The Guest House, we understand that you may be nervous about beginning therapy. We are here to help and support you every step of the way. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800.