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What is Therapy? 

We hope the following questions and their answers provide some clarity about what therapy is. Please feel free to email your own questions to us at We will try out best to answer them as soon as we can !

Therapy is a treatment for mental health problems by a therapist. And a therapist is someone who has been trained to help with these problems. In therapy, the therapist establishes a relationship with the client that is accepting and non - judgmental. Therapy provides a space for safety and growth.

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What happens in sessions?

  • While some therapists have a couch in their offices where the client can lie on, other have comfy chairs !! At Therapeute, therapy sessions are held online.

  • Generically, a session is for 50 minutes and sessions are held weekly. Sessions with couples and families may last longer.

  • In a session, there can be broadly 3 parts.

    • The 1st part includes a discussion about how the past week went and what challenges were experienced.

    • The 2nd part involves a discussion of important issues at the moment through an analysis of emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

    • The 3rd part involves planning for the week ahead.

How does confidentiality work?

  • What you discuss with your therapist, stays between the both of you and does not get discussed with anyone else.

  • The therapist may discuss aspects of the sessions in his/her supervision but even then, no identifying details are shared.

  • However, there are certain situations in which confidentiality needs to be broken. These situations include:

  1. A danger to the client or others - if the therapist believes that you may harm yourself or others, then he/ she may need to inform a family member, a significant other or an authority

  2. If your case records are subpoenaed by the court

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