7 Tips for Success
in Your Therapy

Tip 1

If you’re a little nervous about starting this journey, that’s ok. Starting anything new can be a bit scary. Allow yourself to feel whatever you feel.

Tip 2

Taking notes during a session can be very helpful. You might want to review things you learned or found helpful during the session (during your week). I encourage all clients to keep a notebook with them.

Tip 3

After each session, you will be given a homework assignment. It might be something you write down or simply think about. You are encouraged to complete each assignment, as they form a bridge between each of our sessions and help you prepare for each upcoming session.

Tip 4

Be honest about your therapy experience. Sometimes the truth is painful, but I want to know how I’m doing as your therapist. If you don’t tell me what you think, I can’t continue to grow and learn. Think about it this way: Your honesty makes me better at what I do. Which means, you make me better at what I do.

Tip 5

Let’s laugh! I sometimes tell clients, “If we’re not laughing in our sessions, then we’re not doing therapy right.” Don’t be afraid to let your funny side show.

Tip 6

Be as prepared as you can for each session. Reviewing your notes and homework is a great way to get prepared. Getting a good night’s sleep will also help.

Tip 7

Change takes time. Very few problems get solved quickly. Most paths just aren’t that smooth. I encourage you to be patient and gentle with yourself as you begin your journey.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

– Robert Frost