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Posted on Sep 5, 2017

What Do You Want To Know About Being In Therapy?

Ask us anything, we will get you answers.

If you've never been in therapy, it can be mysterious.

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And if you've never done something first hand, you want to understand what it's like and how it works. And so maybe you have questions about what it's like.

Maybe you want to know how it feels to spill your feelings to a stranger.

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Or maybe you want to know what it's like to be a therapist hearing people's feelings and secrets day in and day out.

Maybe you're curious about starting therapy yourself and you just want to know what a first session is like.

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Do you lie down on a couch? Is it mostly you talking, or the therapist? Is the therapist taking notes on a big yellow legal pad, nodding and saying "uhm hmm" every now and again?

Maybe you want to know how long therapy ~lasts~ and how you know when you're ready to finish treatment.

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Like, is there such a thing as being "cured?" Is it more about being better and feeling ready? And how can you actually tell?

Maybe you're kind of skeptical and want to understand how talk therapy (or any other kind of therapy) actually works.


Like, how can just talking help?

There's much to know, so tell us: What questions do you have for therapists about what therapy is really like?

Or maybe you want to know what it's like being a therapist. Ask anything that will give you a better understanding about the experience of being in therapy.

Let us know via the Google Form below for a chance to get your questions answered by a therapist in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post.