WHAT TO TALK ABOUT IN THERAPY
There is no agenda on what you should or shouldn’t disclose in therapy. Therapy is a safe space for you to share your thoughts and go down the journey of self-exploration. Here is a list of some possible topics to discuss during your therapy sessions:
⁃talk about how it feels to be in a therapy session
⁃ask about the process of therapy
⁃discuss anything that seems to be bothering you or causing a conflict
⁃how to open up to others
⁃past therapy experience
⁃why you are in therapy
⁃need for a referral
⁃ask the therapist what you can talk about
⁃there is no “correct” topic to talk about in therapy
Noticeable patterns in your behaviors or thoughts:
⁃read from your journal or notes
⁃how you are feeling in the present
⁃family, friends, partners, work, etc.
⁃good and bad relationships
⁃current or past relationships
⁃talk about your past
⁃life changes and transitions
What you have been avoiding:
⁃thoughts you pushed to the back burner
-How you currently deal with your feelings and emotions outside of therapy
-Goals for therapy
-Income and monetary situations
-Positive situations in your life
-Values, morals, things you care deeply for/about
Therapy can allow you to learn about your past, accept your present, and prepare for your future. Utilize the opportunity in front of you to talk about anything on your mind and you may be surprised by how much you learn throughout the process.
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