Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Sam and Alex entered individual therapy at about the same time, with the same therapist. Both wanted to work on similar relationship issues and both have similar histories. Sam usually keeps appointments, but sometimes cancels. Alex almost always attends sessions and reschedules, rather than cancels, when conflicts arise. Sam is very reflective, open, honest, and willing to explore difficult areas in sessions, but life outside of the therapy room remains largely unchanged. Alex works hard in sessions and takes risks by trying on new behaviors between sessions. Alex also tries to do as much journaling and reflecting as time permits between sessions.

Who do you think will make the most progress? Who do you think will create positive change faster?


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