Keys to being a Successful Client in Therapy

Mark Bakal, Psy.D.



·        Attend all sessions.  If you need to cancel, give 48 hours notice and attempt to reschedule in the same week.  Consistency and commitment to yourself are important aspects of the growth and healing process.

·        Discuss with your therapist any time you don’t understand or agree with something.  Therapy works best when a client and the therapist are on the same page and your page is the most important page.

·        Have an attitude of willingness to explore your life and learn about yourself.   If you are not learning the self exploration skill in session, it will be more difficult to take this skill with you in your life.