How soon will I start to notice things getting better?
Although it will probably take a little while for you to experience recovery from the problems that led you to seek treatment, you will likely notice some improvements early on. Many patients will notice some gains in their general sense of well-being after just a few sessions. these early improvements may include increased hope and optimism or the relief that comes from sharing your problems with someone, knowing that I am trying to understand, and that there is a way to overcome them. Although these gains are a good sign, they do not always signify lasting change. There is more work to be done, and it typically takes continued sessions and effort to notice a more enduring reduction in your symptoms and for things to get back to normal in your life (i.e. at work or school, with family and friends).