Is it normal to cry at therapy?

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

Chanelle Spencer
Chanelle Spencer
Providing Tele-Mental Health in NY, TX, FL & NJ

It’s completely normal to cry in therapy. Therapy is known to be cathartic. It’s a safe place to talk about anything - judgment free. So things like childhood trauma, life struggles and disappointments are all examples and reasons someone may become emotional. We don’t go around talking about things like that all the time so with a trusted therapist a lot of strong feelings and emotions may come out, and that’s okay. 

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