Tips for Starting Mental Health Therapy

The provider is there to support you, but you have to participate. Ask questions, ask for clarification, and take notes if you find it helpful. If you are doing a form of therapy where note-taking is not feasible, such as somatic work, which focuses on the link between physical sensations and the mind, seek the help of your healthcare provider. “Ask if they can help you summarize during the last few minutes of your session,” Shabazz said. “Or keep a notebook handy and write down your takeaway after you leave.”

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