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The Experience of Therapy

Therapy 101
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Frame Therapist Sue Smith shares her breakdown of what happens along the therapy journey. 

People have expectations of what happens once you begin therapy. I work with my clients, during initial consultations and their first few sessions to lift expectations of immediate outcome and instead focus on these three "Es". Experience, Explore, and Express. 

Experience - your emotions
Explore - those emotions within the safety of the frame of the session
Express - enact or externalize, identify & share your feelings

- Sue Smith, LCSW


About the author: Sue Smith is an LA based LCSW who primarily sees young adults ages 20-30 in her practice.