Will there be homework in therapy?
Homework is entirely optional. If you are open to it, some therapists will ask that you do specific activities between your therapy sessions so you can continue learning about and exploring yourself.
Homework can look like reading a book or doing a certain task like journaling. Sometimes it may involve having a conversation or practicing a certain skill.
Many people choose to keep a journal about their therapy sessions. A journal can help you make the most out of therapy. If you choose to keep a journal, you may want to take some time right after the session to write about:
- What you learned about yourself during the therapy session.
- A question your therapist asked that really resonated with you.
- A plan you made that you would like to keep.
- How you feel about therapy and your therapist.