When is psychotherapy not working?

Whether it's a difficulty coping with stress or something more serious, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, the first treatment doesn't always work. You shouldn't be released automatically after a week, unless your therapist is violating your boundaries or giving you other signs that they aren't listening to you. Ideally, therapists get at least two or three sessions before you decide it doesn't work for you. However, therapy may also lose its effectiveness over time or become unneeded.

Keep in mind that this won't be perfectly linear, and sometimes you can have bad days or even weeks. The declines or plateaus you can witness when you track your symptoms don't mean that your progress has stalled or that therapy isn't working. It is more important to pay attention to the most important trends and try not to worry about the details of day-to-day changes. There are many reasons why therapy may not be working for you.

Your therapist, the type of therapy they provide, and how they relate to you may be the reasons. You may also be unprepared to participate in the process that therapy requires.

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