Insomnia does not have to rule your life. The best approach to tackling sleep issues involves both therapy (addressing the thoughts and feelings that are keeping you awake) and good practical solutions. Here is a compilation of all my top favorite concrete sleep solutions. You can put them to use today and start sleeping better right away.
Clients often tell me that they weren't sure what to expect when coming into counseling for the first time. The good news is that they always leave saying, "that wasn't as bad as I thought it might be!". The first therapy session does not have to be a mystery. This post aims to put you at ease as you enter your first therapy session and help you prepare for an effective and healing relationship with your new therapist.
Last week I started a two- part post about setting expectations for therapy. My intention for writing this post was to set you up for success if you are currently in the process of researching counseling options, choosing a therapist or initiating a counseling relationship- especially if you might be entering this territory for the first time.
Last week's post covered things that therapists can't do. You might have been left wondering what these supposedly well-trained, empathic professionals are good for? Never fear. See below.