This is a question that has a different answer for every person. The main objective of therapy is to have the patient leave the session feeling better than before. Therapy might work by allowing a person to talk about their personal problems. It might try to alleviate symptoms of a clinical disorder. It might help someone begin the grieving process after a loss. Therapy is a forum for people who are having emotional or mental difficulties feel better about themselves.
For therapy to be most effective the patient needs to be open to the idea of therapy. Many topics covered in therapy are very personal and difficult to discuss, but the more open the patient is the more they will get out of therapy. A therapist can aid in this process by being welcoming and forming a good relationship with the patient.
If you have questions about how we can help you and your situation specifically please give us a call. We can discuss what methods will be used, develop a plan of action, and show you how therapy can help improve your well-being.