Is it normal to cry at therapy?

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

Haley Hanson
Haley Hanson
Couples & Marriage Counseling

It's not just you. I find that it's quite common, especially when a person is processing through big things, such as trauma, grief and loss, significant stress, and/or feelings of overwhelm. Therapy is hard, and involves engaging in difficult thoughts, feelings, and memories. Crying can be a healing way for many people to process through their experiences and release tension. It takes courage to be vulnerable and honest with yourself, and with your therapist, and to be seen and heard by another, in the midst of your process.

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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