You go to therapy in hopes of feeling better after your session. The truth is that you may come back home feeling worse than when you first walked into your session. It is important to not let any negative effects you are feeling after therapy discourage you from attending your sessions, as it means you are moving outside of your comfort zone with good changes coming forward.
Therapy gives you the opportunity to confide in your therapist about emotional issues that you have been keeping inside of you. You may have been feeling tense during the sessions, experienced some anger, and might have even cried. If you delved into something deep or uncomfortable, it may cause you to tap into emotions that are making you even more emotional and exhausted. If you feel lousy after your therapy session, it usually means you tapped into something serious.
Coping Tools After Your Therapy Session
Write in a journal about how you are feeling after your therapy session, as well as any time you have these feelings. Write about what is so difficult for you. It is also important to engage in self-care like mindfulness or yoga. Recreational activities can help you, as well, like going for a walk, taking a bath, reading a book, or other fun activities to help you feel good. Let yourself feel what you are feeling instead of running away from it. These feelings will be useful to talk about with your therapist in your next session.