Is it normal to cry at therapy?

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

Reggie Smith, LPC, CTP, CCATP
Reggie Smith, LPC, CTP, CCATP
Texas Couples, Anxiety, Trauma therapist

Yes sir/maam it is ok and often good to do.  Sometimes there are cathartic moments, or a sense of loss, emotional memories (positive and less positive) that come up.  The thing is you have a licensed professional to hold space for you and to ensure you are safe.  They will attend to you and ensure you are in a decent place before the session ends.  We got you!  

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.

View 103 other answers

More Answers