Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about what therapy looks like and how it’s really about building a strong, healthy relationship with your therapist that can change the way you see yourself and the world.
I’ve never been to therapy, I’ve only seen it in movies. How does therapy work? Am I just lying on the couch talking to you? What does it look like in practice?
Therapy is where you can explore what’s really inside of you and what feels stuck in your life or not fully vibrant. You can envision the way you want your life to flow. Therapy is about having another person that cares and is accurately seeing you.
We’re so naturally resilient, but it’s very hard to see ourselves sometimes when we’re stuck. Having another person to bounce things off of is freeing–it’s healing. So what does therapy look like? It’s usually a process of getting re-parented at some level–seen and cared about.
Your Relationship with Your Therapist
Hopefully, if your therapist is a wise person, it can give you some guidance in terms of how to navigate relationships and your feelings and difficult situations that you come across. A lot of therapy, though, is the relationship with the therapist and feeling seen accurately, feeling heard, and feeling understood. Then, through that understanding and having it reflected back to you, there are new insights that emerge. Those insights can be very empowering and change the whole way we see things and suddenly things can start to move.
Therapists can help you access your deep feelings and we have to feel our feelings in order to heal them. Sometimes we need help getting to those feelings and that’s where therapy can be very valuable.
Starting Therapy in Austin, TX
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