Is it normal to cry at therapy?

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

Kerri Scully
Kerri Scully
Licensed Professional Counselor

Therapy is such a personal process and often brings many emotions to the forefront, so yes, it very normal to cry in therapy.  Often you are talking about your deepest challenges and fears, so it is quite typical to expect some tears when making yourself so vulnerable. 

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