Essay on I Have Never Experienced Therapy

1232 Words Nov 1st, 2016 5 Pages
I have never experienced therapy, but always had imagined how the process would be. I pictured a couch and a therapist on a fancy chair like in the movies, and I would just lay there and vent about my problems. Initially, I was very excited to see someone whom I can speak with and possibly help me resolve my issues, but that excitement did not last long. Anxiety kicked in as I got a phone call from the therapist, informing me that we would start next week. I started to become very nervous about the whole client-therapist relationship, for what if I did not connect with. I was hesitant that she might not understand me or be very judgmental; a part of me was afraid to discuss my issues because I didn’t know if she was trustworthy. Also, since we were being observed for class requirement it became even more uncomfortable. I felt somewhat apprehensive because I was not sure who was on the other side of the window, which made me even more uncomfortable. As my first session was approaching, my nervous anxiety took over, and I started to become more negative about the whole process. However, putting my feelings aside, I still went through with my visit. As I was waiting on the red couch biting my nails, I saw a female walk towards me and say “Jaskirn?”. Her kindness and warmth echoed around the room, and it really made me feel more at ease; I soon felt my negative energy turning more positive. As we entered the room and sat down, I could feel the apprehension from her as well; the…

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