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The Road Map to Therapy

Aug 20, 2020 ● By By: Holly Liston, Yellow Brick Road Therapy and Counseling
By: Holly Liston, Yellow Brick Road Therapy and Counseling

Beginning a journey of therapy can be confusing and difficult. The first step is to find out where you are going. Get your map out! Find a therapist who you think will help your needs. Ask friends or family for recommendations or look online for therapists.

Psychology Today is the most common way to find a therapist online. Next get on the road by calling or emailing to set up an appointment. This is easier than you might think. It just takes finding a time that works in your schedule to make an appointment. You might need to provide other information including contact and insurance information.

Now the time comes to attend the first appointment. Get in your car and go! During that session will complete intake information so the therapist can know your needs and find out what will help you in the best way. Once therapy begins, you might find road block or barriers along the way. Sometimes a detour is necessary to manage throught the process of therapy.

Remember you are the driver of the car and the therapist is along for the ride-the passenger that helps you navigate to your destination. Follow the signs and directions to find the right way for you. It might be hard to know when your journey has ended with therapy. It could last for 3 months to 3 years depending on mental health concerns. Your journey is your journey so don’t compare it with others.

 Traumatic Incident Reduction(TIR) helps to address several issues that come up in your life path. If you have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event or emotional upset, using TIR will reduce and relieve the symptoms and feelings associated with that. Start your therapy journey today! Life can be better!