If there is one thing we have noticed as a group of mental health counselors in Orlando, it is that there is no concrete or correct way to do therapy. This is based on the fact that every person that comes into the office is different and needs to be treated in a way that is tailored and unique to them. You may be starting to think of starting therapy and if so that’s great, but one important concept to remember is that it is YOUR therapy, not the person who is providing you therapy. This means that you deserve and have the right to get the type of aid and therapeutic practice that is best fitted for you.
You may be an individual who enjoys talk therapy and processing things out loud, or you may be the type of individual who enjoys doing activities with your therapist and learning how to do these activities in your day to day living. Guess what! Either way of doing therapy is amazing and there is nothing wrong with that. There is only one thing that can go wrong in the therapeutic process, and that is if your therapist is providing a therapy style that is not fulfilling your needs and you do not speak up about it.
The therapist will think that what they are doing is working for you, however, if it is not the right fit for you or you need an adjustment, speak your mind and be honest. That is why the Orlando therapist is there to hear your honesty, concerns and analyze the next steps for your needs.
This brings us back to our original point that the type of therapy you choose to do is yours and yours alone. You have the right to inquire and ask if an adjustment is going to be made or needs to be made. It is perfectly normal not to know exactly what you're looking for in therapy. Your counselor in Orlando can pave that pathway with you. You owe it to yourself because you don’t want to leave therapy feeling more wound up but more relaxed instead. Put yourself first and have the type of therapy that is perfect for you!
We at Orlando Thrive offer a variety of therapeutic practices: Sports counselors, anxiety therapists, depression counselors, trauma specialists, etc. Read our team bio's for more information and to get connected with someone today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.