Is it normal to cry at therapy?

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

Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor
This is a great question! I often wonder about what normal really means. Counseling is a personal process where many emotions can be experienced by people. I I do not believe it is just you who cries in therapy. Therapy can bring out many emotions such as laughter, anger, frustration, relief, grief, sadness, and many more emotions. Talking to your counselor about your experience might provide insight and healing for you. If crying surprised you and you feel comfortable that might be something you could bring up with your counselor. 
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