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COMMON QUESTIONS

Question 1:How long does a therapy session last??

Answer: Typically, therapy sessions last between 45 to 60 minutes, but this can vary depending on individual needs and the agreement established with the therapist.

Question 2:How often should I go to therapy?

Answer: The frequency of sessions is usually discussed between the client and therapist. In the beginning, it is common to have weekly sessions. As progress occurs, sessions may become less frequent, such as every other week or monthly.

Question 3:How do I know if therapy is right for me?

Answer: Therapy can be beneficial to anyone who is experiencing emotional, behavioral, or relational challenges. If you are struggling with issues that affect your quality of life, therapy can offer support and guidance in overcoming these difficulties.

Question 4: What should I expect during the first session?

Answer: The first session is usually an opportunity to get to know the therapist, share your concerns and discuss your therapeutic goals. The therapist will also provide you with information about your working style and answer any additional questions you may have.

Question 5:How long does it take to see results from therapy?

Answer: The time needed to see results varies from person to person. Some individuals experience relief and positive changes in just a few sessions, while others may take longer. Therapy is a gradual process and results depend on commitment and collaboration between client and therapist.

Question 6:Is therapy confidential?

Answer: Yes, therapy is strictly confidential. Therapists are required to maintain the privacy of information shared during sessions, except in specific cases involving risk of harm to oneself or others, as required by law.

Question 7: How to choose the right psychologist for me?

Answer: It is important to find a psychologist with whom you feel comfortable and confident. Consider factors such as your therapeutic approach, experience, expertise, and personal compatibility. Scheduling an introductory session can help you determine if there is a suitable connection.

Question 8:Do I need to have a diagnosis to start therapy?

Answer: It is not necessary to have a specific diagnosis to start therapy. You can seek therapeutic help to deal with emotional issues, relationship issues, or any difficulty you are experiencing, even if you don't have a formal diagnosis.

Question 9:What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Answer: A psychologist is a mental health professional who provides therapy and counseling. A psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in mental health and is able to prescribe medication. Both can work together to provide a comprehensive approach to treatment.

Question 10:What should I do if I don't feel comfortable during therapy?

Answer: Open communication is essential. If you feel uncomfortable with the therapist or feel that the therapeutic approach is not working for you, it is important to share your concerns. The therapist can adjust the approach or, if necessary, refer you to another professional better suited to your needs.

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