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A 31-year-old member asked:

I'm scared about therapist sessions. is this fear normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jason Berman
A Verified Doctoranswered
15 years experience
Yes: Anxiety about going to psychotherapy for the first time is completely normal. I have not met a client who did not have some anxiety coming in the first time. I do group psychotherapy and there is even more anxiety about going to group for the first time. But in individual and group therapy I have seen so many times that the initial anxiety turns into relief, safety and even joy. Be well, .
Last updated Jul 19, 2013

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