Is it normal to cry at therapy?

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

Gayle Weill
Gayle Weill
Specializing in relationships and parenting - additional certifications in Child-parent psychotherapy, Circle of Security-Parenting program, adoption competency, hypnosis, and EMDR

It is not just you! If you are crying during therapy, or if you are crying outside of therapy, that is a good thing! It means that you are allowing yourself to feel your feelings rather than push your feelings to the side and try to “get over them.” When a person allows themselves to cry they are doing important work to work through and get to the route of what they are feeling. Good for you! It is not easy to cry, especially in front of others, and it takes a strong person to try to work through their feelings by going to therapy. 

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