Therapy should not be thought of as medication - something that you just get when you are sick. Therapy should be thought of as a process for personal growth. But with that in mind, I think it is important to keep in your mind that if you're struggling with depression, you should seek immediate help. When you go to a therapist, you will be exploring a lot about yourself and it will allow you to develop some insight into some of the problems that you are struggling with daily. Finding the right therapist might take you some time, so when you go to the first session, your therapist is going to ask you a bunch of questions because he's going to want to know a lot about yourself and your history. This is a good time for you to also get to know a lot about your therapist. What that means: you'll get to know if this is the right person for you to share everything about yourself. It might take one, two, or three sessions for you to figure that out. But the most important part of therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. So if you don't feel comfortable, you're not going to get much out of therapy. So when you are there, it is not just your therapist doing an evaluation about you; it is also you doing an evaluation about your therapist.
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