Mental Health

What Therapists Wish You Knew About Therapy

Going back to therapy after stopping is okay

Taking a break from therapy is completely normal. Whether it’s due to added workload, financial difficulties, or going back to school, life happens, and your therapist understands this. Some individuals may be afraid to go back to therapy after stopping, either because too much time has elapsed since their last session, they’re embarrassed, or some other reason. But no matter how long you’ve been away — be it a week, a few months, or even several years — there is nothing wrong with going back to therapy. Your therapist (if you return to the same one) won’t reprimand you or judge you; on the contrary, you will be welcomed back with open acceptance.

When you do go back, be sure to talk to your therapist about why you took the break, what you did during it, and any new goals you have in mind. This will make it easier for you to get back into your sessions.