Is it normal to cry at therapy?

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

Josh Kaplan
Josh Kaplan
OCD, Trauma and Anxiety Specialist

Absolutely normal! Therapy should be a place where you can feel safe to explore and express all of your emotions. Some clients may cry easier than others and there is no "right way" to do therapy. I have many clients who cry each session. And I have many other clients who cry periodically. And I have others who haven't cried once. Each person is different however therapy should be a place where you feel safe expressing yourself.

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