This summer, while friends announced pregnancies and career changes, and others held postponed weddings in the brief window between the vaccine rollout and the delta surge despair, I quietly marked a milestone of my own: 52 therapy sessions in 52 weeks.
If you've never engaged in therapy, this might seem insignificant. But therapy is not just a casual chat on a comfy couch, as it is so often portrayed in television and movies. For me, committing to processing past trauma while simultaneously experiencing a year of upheaval was no small feat. Knowing what to expect from the process could have made some of it easier, so I've come up with some tips based on my experience and advice from mental health experts.