Are you considering therapy for the first time as a woman in midlife? You might be wondering if therapy is right for you, how to find a therapist, or what to expect from your therapy sessions, among other things.
There are all kinds of different types of therapy and it looks different for everyone, but this episode will help you understand the basics to get started. I figured there’s no one better to teach us about therapy than an actual therapist, so I invited Laura Reagan onto the show to help us out.
In this episode of Midlife Rise + Thrive, Laura is covering different types of therapy and how to know which one is right for you, how to find a therapist who is a good fit for your needs, and how therapy can help you thrive as a woman in midlife on a journey of self-discovery.
Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist, podcaster, speaker, and coach who owns a group psychotherapy practice in the greater Baltimore area. Laura also hosts the Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and founded the Trauma Therapist Network in 2021. Laura trains trauma therapists around the world to use bottom-up therapy methods and access their highest selves while doing meaningful psychotherapy work for sustainable careers. She’s passionate about guiding trauma survivors to reconnect with their most empowered selves.
Topics We Cover in This Episode:
- Why midlife is a great opportunity to find out who you are
- Using therapy as a self-discovery tool
- Reasons to try therapy
- The importance of having an outlet to express yourself
- Understanding different therapy services
- Tools you can use to find a therapist
- Things therapy can help you with that you might not expect
- Questions to ask a new therapist
Therapy is a vulnerable experience and that can make it intimidating, especially when you’re meeting a therapist for the first time and trying to figure out if they’re a good match for you. Hopefully, this episode can eliminate some of the unknown so that you can feel more confident going into the experience and get the help you’re looking for.
Did you know that if you are in the Maryland area, you can set up a consultation with me at one of my two clinics? I would absolutely love to meet you. Go to www.meadowhillwellness.com to find out more. I hope to see you soon!
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