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Questions That Teens Have About Therapy
What would therapy be like?
You would have a non-judgmental adult to talk with about any problems you might have
You will be treated as the expert about yourself (you know yourself the best)
You don't need to just talk about feelings or answer a bunch of personal questions
You would have a place to be real and honest with yourself about what you want and need
You will not be blamed for the problem
Why would I see a therapist?
Your parents might think you need someone besides them to talk about things going on in your life
You might be in trouble and need some guidance to work through the problem
To have someone help you respond to others concerns about you
To tell your side of the story
To have someone help you by working with your parents so they understand more about what's going on with you
How can a therapist help me?
A therapist can help you understand your problems or why others think you have problems
A therapist can help you figure out what you want from life and how to get it
A therapist can work with your parents, teachers or others who think you have problems understand where you are coming from
A therapist can help you understand why your parents or others are so worried or upset
What is important to keep in mind about therapy?
What you want from therapy is up to you
You can figure out how you will solve your problems
There is no blaming
Coming to therapy doesn't mean that you are the problem
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