Therapy for Teens: What to Expect
Q. Will I Feel Uncomfortable Talking About My Problems?
A. It is normal to feel awkward talking about sensitive things. The
uncomfortable feeling means that you are trying something new. As you get used
to meeting with your therapist or group, you should get more confident.
Q. What If I Don't Like My Therapist?
A. Having a good relationship with your therapist is one of the most
important parts of therapy. Sometimes people just do not get along well with a
therapist, and you should know in the first session or two. If you don't like
your therapist, it is OK to try a different one.
Important Notes about Therapy
Some things to keep in mind about therapy include:
The therapist won't solve your problems. Therapy is helpful if you
work hard with the therapist. The therapist supports you, and suggests helpful
ways to work on problems. But if you don't work at solving the problem, the
therapy won't work.
You should never have a sexual relationship with your therapist. If
a therapist makes sexual contact, either by saying something or by touching
you, tell them no and tell your parents what happened. Any type of sexual
contact in therapy is inappropriate