Therapy is a relationship in which you work together to gain clarity and awareness about yourself and your life, and get support for challenges you are facing.
During a therapy session, you can expect to learn skills, develop trust, gain awareness of yourself, and work toward your goals. Therapy can help reduce uncomfortable emotional symptoms you may have and help you get through roadblocks in your life. It is a safe place to discuss your feelings, problems, and difficulties. It is a very structured relationship that has clear boundaries and confidentiality. It is important to be an informed consumer and know what to expect, what to do, and how to be in the therapeutic relationship.
Therapy is not an indicator that you are unhealthy or something is wrong with you. Going to therapy is an investment in yourself and your future. Make sure to discuss with your therapist what the approach will be, what you need from the sessions, and what you hope to work on.