Amongst life’s transitions and challenges comes difficult emotions. You may find yourself in an unfamiliar position (such as feeling depressed, anxious, grief, etc.), and are unsure how to navigate it. This is where therapy can come into play.
Confronting your feelings and emotions can be extremely uncomfortable. A therapist understands that and works with you to lean into that discomfort at an appropriate pace in order to bring about healing.
Whether you have been in therapy before, are looking to start seeing someone, or are uncertain about what the right move is for you, I encourage you to take a look at the information below. It may help guide you to what is the best fit for you.
Types of Therapy
When looking to start therapy, it is important to realize that each therapist has a certain style of therapy that they specialize in. Below are the more common practices, with links to more information about each:Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
It is also important to recognize that there are specifically Catholic and Christian therapists available. While these types of therapists are great in bringing in a certain perspective, some women who have recently left the convent may not be ready for that approach yet. And that is okay. Whether you decide to see a Catholic therapist or a secular therapist, it is key that you let them know where you are in your comfort around talking about your faith.
The Next Step…
Here are some places you can begin searching for someone who is right for you:
How to know if my therapist is right for me?
- Do you find them trustworthy and likeable?
- Do you feel you can be honest with them?
- Do you feel heard by them? Do they actually listen to you?
- Do they respectfully and appropriately challenge you?
- Do they have expertise working with issues similar to yours?
- Do they have enough availability?
- Do you see value in working together?