Is it normal to cry at therapy?

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

It is absolutely normal to cry during a therapy session and people do it all the time for a wide variety of reasons.  Often in therapy, you're talking about the heaviest things in your life and the emotions that surface can be beyond your control, so don't try to force it; let it out.  If it is something that you are self-conscious about, bring it up in your next session.  Your therapist should be able to put you at ease.  Therapy is not always easy and sometimes it can be downright gut-wrenching. It's not just you.

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

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