Going to Therapy for the First Time - a Put It into Practice Episode
In this week's Put It into Practice episode, I’m answering listener questions! If you have a question on therapy or mental health, send me an email - lisa at lisamustard dot com or send me a DM on Instagram.
Question #1 - I've never been to therapy but think it’s something I want to do. However I'm a little nervous about the first session..can you share what a first therapy session looks like?
Question #2 - Have you ever been to therapy?
Other Put It Into Practice episodes:
How to Find a Therapist or Counselor
How To Cope with Anxiety Part 1
How to Cope with Anxiety Part 2
Is it Time for a Change? How to Start Something New in 2023
Find a therapist options:
Get 10% off your first month of Betterhelp online therapy. Learn more. (affiliate link): https://betterhelp.com/lisamustard
Learn about Hopscotch: https://www.joinhopscotch.com/
Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us
Mental Health Resources and Support:
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support via phone or chat for people in distress, resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Includes information on finding your local crisis center. Phone: 988 Website: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.SAMHSA’s National Helpline | SAMHSA
It’s important to stress that these episodes are not meant to take the place of any work you’re doing with your therapist or doctor. In fact, please run these ideas by your counselor or doctor before you act on them to make sure you are ready for them or even fit for the suggestions. I can’t stress this enough, each person is unique and their situation is unique so please talk to your dr before starting anything new I may be suggesting.
The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard, and the information provided by Lisa Mustard, is solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Lisa Mustard is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health.
Podcast edited and produced by Chelsea Weaver Podcasting.