Is it normal to cry at therapy?

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

Angela Clark
Angela Clark
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I consider crying during therapy to be completely normal. That's why I keep a box of kleenex on the coffee table in my office. When someone is actively engaged in a therapy session, lots of different emotions are running rampant and sometimes those emotions make us cry.  It's not a sign of weakness, it's a sign that something is happening within you. I recently read an article on crying and therapy and the writer had two things to say about crying during a therapy session: “If tears are flowing, something worthwhile is happening.” Either there’s been a meaningful breakthrough, or---as we indicated earlier---the person is giving up an approach that wasn’t working." You can read the entire article with the link below. Just know that yes, crying during therapy is normal and completely okay!

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