Is it normal to cry at therapy?

Is it normal for people to cry during therapy, or is it just me?

Eric  Rhinehart, LMFT, LAADC, CCMI-M, CIP
Eric Rhinehart, LMFT, LAADC, CCMI-M, CIP
ER Interventions & Therapy Services

Absolutely! In fact it is encouraged to let it out and embrace the hurt.  Trust me when I say this, "you're not alone." Many of my patients cry, especially the men after seeing that there is no shame in crying in session. It is almost as if they're seeking permission to be able to let go.  My thoughts on crying is that in order for someone to appropriately process the pain, hurt and suffering one might be experiencing you have to work through it and let it all out. Crying is cathartic and healing.  Therapy is one of the safest places to be vulnerable and peel back the layers of the onion, so you can get to the roots of the issues that have been weighing on you. Let it out and let go so you can move forward and feel the weight lifted off your shoulders,

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