Got an email today from a reader, who’s just getting ready to start therapy again to deal with an abusive childhood. He asked if I had any hints for a “newbie”. My advice was simple, nothing really that deep, just know going in that it’s a long process, the first session is much more about getting the therapist up to speed with where you are, where you’ve been and where you want to be, so don’t expect miracles. There are no miracles in this process, just work, but it’s well worth the effort to get to a point where it’s your life again.
Since I believe in the wisdom of crowds over my own individual wisdom, I’m asking for your advice? What would you say to someone as they were starting therapy?