Tips for starting therapy for mental health – The Washington Post

The provider is there to support you, but you’ll need to participate. Ask questions, request clarifications, and take notes, if you find that helpful. If you’re doing a form of therapy where note-taking isn’t feasible, such as somatic work, which focuses on the connection between physical sensations and the mind, enlist the help of your provider. “Ask if they can help you summarize during the last few minutes of your session,” Shabazz said. “Or have a notebook on hand and write down your takeaways after you leave.”

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