Will Therapy “Cure” me or Entirely Resolve my Problems?

You should be cautious of any therapist or type of therapy that promises to cure you, solve all of your problems, or give you all of the answers.  That being said, there can be a reasonable expectation that therapy will greatly improve your quality of life.  Goals established in therapy should be measurable and geared towards progress - not perfection. 

Problems treated in therapy often have "deep roots" that take some time to process and fully resolve.  This might mean having to do some work between sessions, that could include: reflecting on sessions, reading/writing activities, practicing new skills, and applying new ways of framing events in your life.  Although the therapist can provide the platform for change, you will be the one taking action.  Motivation for change, willingness to try new things, and severity of issues being addressed will all play a role in how effective therapy is.  Some issues can be fully resolved in the process, while other issues are measured by improvement and small positive changes.

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