The Past is in the Present
When many women initially come to therapy, they want to work on a current issue or symptom. It may be to reduce symptoms of anxiety or depression. Or it could be to deal with a life transition like divorce, illness or loss.
As the client and her therapist begin building a relationship, she may be hoping to focus on the issue at hand, get relief and start moving forward. When the therapist starts to ask about her past, she may be confused or even avoidant. She may even find herself thinking “I need help with what’s going on now, not get into this old stuff.”
Learn why our past is in the present with Mindful Soul founder and trauma therapist, Michelle Richardson.