Therapy can be a difficult, but rewarding journey. During the therapeutic process, it is important to establish a comfortable rapport to provide the foundation for all therapy work. In partnership with clients, goals and treatment plans are developed in order to have direction for healing. Therapy assignments and exercises are often given, both in and out of sessions, to further facilitate the healing process and capacity for emotional regulation. During the course of therapy, it is likely that there will be sessions that are more emotionally challenging than others, which is to be expected in working through trauma or issues. Once goals have been met and problematic symptoms and
issues have decreased to a more manageable level, therapy sessions typically decrease in frequency until a client feels empowered and capable of maintaining progress towards their goals on their own and no longer in need of ongoing therapy.