What to Expect in Therapy

By Molly Stackhouse

Therapy can be a valuable tool for helping people to improve their mental health. If you are considering therapy in Calvert County,  Maryland, it can be helpful to know what to expect. Here is a brief overview of what you might experience in therapy at Southern Maryland Mental Health:

The first appointment

The first appointment is usually an intake appointment. This is where you will meet with the therapist for the first time and discuss your reasons for seeking therapy. The therapist will also ask you about your medical history, your family history, and your current symptoms.

The middle of therapy 

The middle of therapy is where the real work happens. This is where you will start to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You will also start to develop coping skills and strategies for managing your mental health.

The end of therapy

The end of therapy is a time to celebrate your progress and to make plans for the future. You will also discuss how to maintain your mental health after therapy ends.

Therapy is a process. While there are some solution focused and short term treatments, therapy can take time and may not be a quick fix. If you are considering therapy in Calvert County, I encourage you to reach out to a therapist and  schedule an appointment  Therapy can be a valuable tool for improving your mental health and well-being.

Molly Stackhouse is a therapist located in Calvert County, Maryland.  She owns a private practice located in Southern Maryland where she specializes in working with adolescents adults who experience panic attacks. Additionally, she has a strong understanding of the different types of trauma and the different ways that people respond to trauma. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and brainspotting. Additionally, she is a nationally certified school psychologist. If you are interested in services, use the link here
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