- Do your homework.
- Do not take on homework or assign yourself homework that is too big of a stretch.
- Tell the truth as best you can. If you neglected to tell her something consider putting it in writing and handing it to her at the beginning of the session or mailing it or leave a message on her voice mail.
- Be patient with yourself, child, the process of healing etc. Some people feel worse before they feel better and it passes.
- Think about what is worked on in sessions Tape recording the session is an option. Ask Anne if you would like to do this.
- Bring your successes. You may have to really look for them but they are there. Successes are often small and overlooked yet are so important for feeling better and doing better. Anne will help you with this and soon you will be doing it on your own.
- Bring your questions. Thinking, “If Anne doesn’t bring it up, then it is not worth saying” is not best for you or your child.
- Confront Anne.
- If she has done something you don’t like or agree with, say so.
- Keep a therapy notebook and bring it with you each time you come to a session to include your goals, successes, mistakes, homework, thoughts, questions, etc.
- If you have insurance, keep up with their requirements.
- Pay what you owe each time you attend.
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