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Therapy "goals" - October 11th 2009, 11:24 PM

My psychologist asked me to set "goals" for therapy. I have no idea why I go, let alone what I want out of it.
If you don't mind me asking, what were some goals that you have set for yourself?


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Re: Therapy "goals" - October 12th 2009, 03:57 AM

I think it is great you are going to therapy. It can be really helpful and I hope you see the benefits.

My goals for therapy are:

Stop harming myself
Learn to accept and love myself
Learn better coping skills
Learn to deal with and overcome my past

The thing I want to say is that it took a long time for me to really know what my goals were; to cut them down to size and really get a focus. When I first started therapy I was going because my dad wanted me too and I knew that I needed help. The more you go to therapy the more you will start to see the things that need to be worked on.

If you really are not sure about what you want to get out of therapy you should tell your therapist and he/she could probably help you figure out some goals.

Therapists are there to listen and help you so try and be truthful with him/her.

Best of luck,

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Re: Therapy "goals" - October 12th 2009, 04:23 AM

It's good that your going to therapy.maybe try and think what you want to be better at, whether it be loving yourself, stop self harming or get along better with family or friends.
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Re: Therapy "goals" - October 12th 2009, 04:43 PM

I think Jenna has given some good examples. Everyone has different goals of what they want out of therapy. I can remember when I first saw my psych I didn't know what I wanted out of it. I guess it can take time to work out those goals. But perhaps think back to the reasons why you chose to see the psychologist then that might help you to come up with some goals.
   
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