Many Fandabby Warriors have feedback to us about starting therapy. We understand the feelings and stigma attached to it. It can be a very emotional experience. It can be rewarding. But it can also be a very daunting experience talking to someone you have never met before.
Below are some helpful tips to starting therapy
1. Lower your anxiety ☺️
You have found the right therapist. You have never properly spoken to this person before. Give them a ring – even if it’s to confirm your appointment time and day. This can be a great ice breaker.
2. Write things down 📝
You’re going into an environment which could elevate your anxiety and bring out a lot of emotions. We recommend writing down a few things you are willing to talk about during your first session, on some paper or even your phone. This could be anything. For example: “How many clients have you had?” or “Do your sessions last one hour?”.
3. Get to know your therapist 🗣
By this, we don’t mean to stalk your therapist! Perhaps they have a website or Facebook page. If so read up about the type of therapy they offer. Do you have any matching quirks? Is their office near where you live?
4. Take in a Relative / Friend 👭
Certain therapists allow you to take a friend or relative with you for your first session. We all need moral support. However, some therapists prefer to speak to you as an individual.
5. Treat yourself 💜
The day before why not treat yourself to a spa day. A haircut or even a nice long walk. This will act as a great distraction for the next day. You can even treat yourself after your session! The day before why not treat yourself to a spa day. A haircut or even a nice long walk. This will act as a great distraction for the next day. You can even treat yourself after your session!
6. Attend 💪
Yes, the most important one. You’ve been preparing for this moment for weeks. Deep breaths you can do it. We believe in you. Move forward and work with your therapist through your troubles and thoughts.
7. And you’ve done it 🙂
What did you do to prepare for your first therapy session? 🤔