What should I expect from therapy?

Your first few sessions at the PCC will involve an assessment of your strengths and needs. During this time the PCC will provide you with information about treatment approaches and help you decide if the PCC is an appropriate place for you to receive services. Generally, therapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, and loneliness. However, therapy has also been shown to have benefits for people who participate.Many times therapy leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and reductions in feelings of distress. Each of us is different, and so no one can say exactly what your experience of therapy will be like, but it is important to discuss the risks and benefits you can expect with your therapist.

As a patient at the PCC , you will be expected to play an active role in your treatment, including working with your therapist to outline treatment goals and completing questionnaires throughout treatment to assess progress. Many times, you will also be asked to complete homework assignments between sessions. If at any point you are unhappy about the progress, process, or outcome of the treatment, you should discuss this with your therapist so that you can work together to resolve any difficulties that have arisen and to arrive at a treatment plan that meets your needs.