Have you recently decided to make a step towards recovery by visiting a depression counselor? This is a decision that can change your life for the better. However, you may feel apprehensive going into this type of relationship due to past occurrences and emotions. You may wonder how you will be able to trust someone that you don’t know. Establishing trust with your depression counselor from the start is essential.
Start by Trusting Yourself
This is a big decision you have made for your future. To start trusting others, you first need to trust yourself. Believe that this decision was made in your best interest and that you have only the best interest in mind for yourself. You should stand firm on what matters to you and follow through to begin to build trust within yourself. Don’t be afraid to show yourself some love throughout the day and be gentle with yourself. We are all growing.
The first meeting with your depression counselor should be geared towards opening a relationship of confidentiality and trust. You can do this by asking questions to help you better understand what to expect from your counselor and their practice. Before your appointment, make a checklist of questions you wish to ask as well as any concerns you have about your sessions. Your counselor is here to help you feel comfortable with your treatment.
You must remember the silver lining. You are going to visit a depression counselor to improve your life further. Staying positive means understanding that counseling may be difficult, but you can and will get through it with your counselor’s help. Any time you are feeling concerned or down about your sessions, your counselor is there to help you find your positivity again. This type of relationship will build trust within yourself and with your counselor.
The first step is always the hardest. Once you begin to see some follow through on your part, you will also see it on your counselor’s part. This follow-through will help you build a trusting relationship with your counselor, allowing you to open and heal.
There are various types of counseling practices for you to choose from. Insight Child & Family Counseling is here to help you grow in trust and heal. Give us a call today at 972-426-9500 to take that first step. Or visit us online at www.ldscounselordfw.com. We’re here for you!