How to Prepare for Your First Therapy Session
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Originally Published: June 25, 2020
Original Author: Tanya J. Peterson, NCC, DAIS
Original Reviewer: Maloa Affuembey, MD
Updated: January 27, 2022
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for Readability; Added new tips and quotes from other licensed mental health therapists.