What to Talk About in Therapy: A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Sessions

 

what to talk about in therapyWhat are people supposed to talk about in therapy, anyway?  The past? The happenings of the week?  Their deepest, darkest fears?  What topics are considered “therapy-worthy”?

 

Many clients, especially at the beginning of therapy, feel uncertain about which details of their life are worth sharing.  Should I talk about my stress at work or about the dream I had last night?  How much should I talk about my feelings? How much background do I need to share for this story to make sense? Is my therapist expecting me to talk about something in particular? 

Why Couples Therapy Is Not Always the Answer

by Marijane DiCandia

 

couples therapyCouples find themselves struggling in their relationship and one partner or the other suggests couple therapy. They start looking for a therapist and if they are lucky they will find a seasoned professional who doesn’t give too much “helpful” advice or the worst…. vote on if they should divorce or not.

How to Know If You Need an ADHD Evaluation

by Megan Johnson

 

adhdADHD is defined as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development1. While the disorder is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, it often goes undiagnosed until later in life. In fact, the National Institute of Health estimates that 4.4% of adults in the United States live with ADHD2.

10 Tips to Help You Cope with ADHD

by Megan Johnson

 

adult adhdIf you  have been diagnosed with ADHD, it may feel overwhelming to understand your diagnosis and what can be done to manage your symptoms. Many people are under the impression that the best of only treatment for ADHD is stimulant medication.

 

However, there are many lifestyle and behavioral changes that can be made to help you cope with ADHD.

 

ADHD symptoms differ from person to person and what works for one individual may not work for you.

What to Expect from Psychological Testing

by Megan Johnson

 

what to expect from testingWhat is involved in the testing?

Testing consists of a variety of activities:

  • Answering questions
  • Completing hands-on tasks
  • Writing
  • Drawing
  • Completing puzzles

 

Testing usually lasts between 2 to 5 hours depending on what diagnoses you are being tested for.

 

You are always welcome to take as many breaks as you need throughout the testing session to use the bathroom or grab a snack or some water.

 

For testing sessions lasting longer than two hours, a scheduled break will be planned half-way through the testing. On some occasions, testing will be broken up over two separate sessions in order to accommodate schedules.