Episode 68 – Evaluating Your Therapy Process

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Should you attend therapy during the holidays? Will you miss out on progress if you take a break? How do you know what the best thing for you to do is?

In this episode of The Shrink Think podcast, Nathan and Aaron answer all these questions and more as they share their thoughts on evaluating your therapy process come the holidays.

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Summary

  • How do you maximize your therapy experience during this time of the year?
  • Why are the holidays a good time to capitalize on your therapy experience?
  • What do I do if I feel like I’m not making progress?

How do you maximize your therapy experience during this time of the year?

  • Try to revisit your original goals of why you came to therapy.
  • Evaluate where you are in relation to those goals.
  • Dedicate yourself to working towards those goals throughout the season.

Why are the holidays a good time to capitalize on your therapy experience?

  • It’s a natural time of year to be doing evaluation!
  • The beginnings of and changes in the seasons tend to have us reflect on ourselves.
  • The holidays are stressful as is. Use therapy as an outlet!

What do I do if I feel like I’m not making any progress?

  • Don’t panic!
  • There may be some symptoms or behaviors that need to be addressed with more practical means.
  • Take a step back and assess what you have covered.

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Meet Nathan & Aaron

Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Potratz are both licensed therapists and clinical supervisors in the state of Oregon. They each own their own private group counseling practices and co-own a third group practice together. Nathan and Aaron have been in the field since 2004 and 2007, respectively, and have over 100,000 hours of therapy experience each. On their show, they discuss facing fears and common challenges from a therapist’s point of view, imparting wisdom and humanity to their viewers. Along the way, they hope to not only share their insights but bring some light-hearted entertainment to make the journey easier.

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