Wouldn’t you like how therapy helps before making a decision to pay for a service?
The broad and simple answer is that a credentialed professional who is licensed in your State to offer therapy, is trained and skilled in creating a sense of safety in talking about painful, awkward, self-questioning situations, and equally trained and skilled in asking you questions that encourage you to more and better self-knowledge.
The second stream of what happens in therapy is that as you and your therapist learn more of who you are on a foundational level, the conversations include speculating and theorizing as to how and what you would like applying your newly gained self-knowledge!
Sounds magical, only its not.
How Does My Therapist Seem to Know Me, More than I Know Myself?
What may appear as your therapist’s magical awareness of what you always believed were parts of yourself that you hid when interacting with other people, actually results from learning about themselves during clinical training to become a therapist.
Some of the questions that your therapist asks you during a therapy session, may very likely be the most memorable change makers in their own therapy while developing the skill with which to help you learn the most possible about yourself.
Nothing like firsthand knowledge!
This is especially true in your therapist’s firsthand encounter with knowing their emotions connected to self-doubt, feeling unclear and uncertain on knowing how best to respond in a relationship or life situation.
Knowing and recalling what gave a sense of being supported while being challenged, is a major portion of how your therapist sees how to take care of your tender and vulnerable aspects as you develop new and stronger ways of doing this on your own.
To those who are outside the therapy session, the results of therapy work really do seem magical!