Is it normal to cry at therapy?

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

Abigail Eck
Abigail Eck
I'm so grateful you're here. Finding a therapist is scary, so I'd like to make this comfortable for you.

YES. Absolutely it is appropriate to cry during a therapy session (or all of them). Crying is a physical representation of acknowledging, expressing, and releasing emotion. Our bodies are very smart and often know what we need to heal. The urge to cry is our body telling us it may be time to let some stuff out.

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